Waubra coach puts pressure on Springbank

Waubra coach Jason Allen

Waubra coach Jason Allen

WAUBRA coach Jason Allen has turned up the heat on Springbank ahead of the teams’ Central Highlands Football League blockbuster on Saturday.

Allen said the pressure was right on the Tigers, who are under fire after a less-than-impressive start to the season that has them in seventh place on the ladder heading into round 11.

The Roos’ playing coach said the yellow and black were much-hyped during the pre-season. His comments come after Springbank lost its fourth game of the year to lowly Clunes last weekend to slip two games adrift of the top four.

“The pressure is on everybody to win a game, but they are the ones that have got more pressure than anyone at the minute. They are the talk of the league, put it that way,” Allen said on Thursday.

“They are tipped as the favourites and their form hasn’t been the best, so far. We are happy with our form and we are going in with a fair bit of confidence, but obviously we will show them the respect they deserve. They’re a good side.”

Allen said his team had really turned the corner since its narrow loss to Learmonth in round four, which is its only defeat of 2014. Since then, the Roos have won six-straight games to climb to third on the ladder.

The Springbank and Waubra clash – at Wallace – headlines a massive round of football in the Central Highlands this weekend, which will see the Lakies and Hepburn battle in a vital encounter for top four positions, while Daylesford and Gordon lock horns in another top-eight showdown.

Springbank coach Sam Giblett was contacted by The Courier, but declined to comment.

tim.oconnor@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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