Coach wants consistency
GLADSTONE Mudcrabs' coach Joe Walsh hopes last week's consistent four-quarter effort against BITS Saints will be repeated in this afternoon's AFL Capricornia match.
However he stressed an inaccurate start kept Rockhampton Panthers in the game.
That is something Walsh wants to rectify.
"We had the majority of possession for the first quarter without making them pay with some wayward kicking, but in the second and third terms, we certainly made our mark on the scoreboard to kick 16 goals to BITS' five, which gave us a great lead at the last change," the coach said.
"Our tempo dropped off in the last, while BITS lifted to play some good footy.
"To walk away with another 40-plus points win at the final siren was another great result."
Walsh expects the Muddies will not be complacent against the Panthers.
"In our first meeting we had a good win, but as always I'll expect Panthers to be a tough opponent again," he said.
"They've had a few tough weeks of late, but I will not be taking them lightly.
"If they get it right on the day they can really turn it on, so I expect our boys to come in on the top of our game early to make sure we get on top.
"Last time around we had very poor kicking in front of goal which was very disappointing, but we still managed to have a good win.
"Hopefully this time around our kicking at goal will be a lot better and also take the points once again."