BITS positive and focused on task
BITS coach Adam Dickenson is as confident as he can be going in today’s crunch Australian rules semi-final against the Rockhampton Panthers.
“Every week’s a knock-out for us, there’s no second chance,” he said.
Training has been upbeat this week and the mood in the BITS camp is positive.
Dickenson said although the Panthers had defeated BITS several times this year by four-goal margins, he felt the players were switched on for the contest.
Several changes to last week’s winning team have been forced upon BITS, with Lukas Hall suffering a season-ending knee injury in the last ten minutes of the game against the Yaralla Mudcrabs last week.
“Daniel Boase was re-injured also, but the new players coming into the side will be up to the challenge,” Dickenson said.
Dickenson said his charges were well aware of the need for a lift from last week’s performance against the Yaralla Mudcrabs, where the midfield took its foot off the pedal in the second half.
“We ran out of run in the second half last week and we have to improve in this area,” Dickenson said.
The backline’s ability to soak up pressure while remaining on the attack will stand the team in good stead today, Dickenson said.
The semi-final is played at Stenlake Park today.