IT is not quite back to the drawing board for East Point.
But the Red Lion Kangaroos will do things differently on Sunday against Redan in their round three Red Onion Ballarat Football League match at Eastern Oval compared with the previous Saturday against Ballarat.
Last weekend’s debutants Devon Lock and Matt Ringin are out with an arm injury and a shoulder injury respectively. Both are likely to miss between two and three weeks.
In come experienced players Toby Boyle and Bart Phillips, in addition to two more first gamers: Nathan Hickey and Chris Carson.
“We’ve made some changes. A couple we had to make but we’ve made some others as well,” East Point playing coach Dan Jordan says.
“We’ve needed to work on a few things. We were smashed at the stoppages last week and Redan has some big bodies so we’ve gone for some experienced players there.
“Toby and Bart are certainly in our best senior side. They will give us more options running through the midfield and in defence.
“Redan is the premiership side and they will be hard to beat. We need to have a four-quarter, consistent performance.”
Jordan says the Kangaroos will be better for having played last weekend after tiring in the final quarter against Ballarat.
East Point has had a stop-start lead-up to the season, culminating in the bye in round one.
Boyle, who is coaching East Point’s reserve team, would likely have played senior football earlier had that not been the case.
The L&H Lions have regained skipper Matthew Hyden and key defender Patrick Britt for the match.
A victory on Sunday will keep the pressure on the other unbeaten teams, including North Ballarat City and Sunbury.
PREDICTION: Redan by 17 points