VFL: Roosters ready for next challenge

NORTH Ballarat Roosters will push forward this week in the same method they used to snare a shock upset. Fine-tuning processes.

They will review the game in a Wednesday night session, particularly what worked in a strong and bold final quarter, but quickly turn their next Victorian Football League assignment Casey Scorpions.

A Monday public holiday has shortened the week to an extent - most players undertook their own recovery with the club allowing players and staff time away from the stadium to spend time with family and partners.

At the same time, Selkirk Roosters coach Gerard FitzGerald said moving forward was pivotal - the Roosters had to build on a two-point comeback win against reigning premier Box Hill, not get carried away with it.

FitzGerald sought advice from AFL partner North Melbourne, after the Kangaroos' upset win against West Coast a week earlier, on how to mentally and physically tackle a game after an emotive shock win.

He also watched first-hand the Kangaroos regroup with a 35-point half-time deficit against Richmond to claim a 28-point win at Etihad Stadium on Sunday night.

It all comes down to processes.

For the Roosters, this is tightening up forward efficiency.

FitzGerald was pleased with the amount of ball his players were winning - it was now about converting such play into forward-50 entries.

The Roosters set the right tone in their final quarter against Box Hill, going inside 50 metres 17 times of their total 43 times for the match from 101 possessions in the quarter. And they found a balance defensively with 20 tackles for the term.

The Roosters return home to host Casey at Eureka Stadium on Saturday.

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