THERE is no missing what the Lakers need to fix first if they want to win games.
They’ve got to stop missing gettable goals.
Lake Wendouree has been competitive for four losses to date this season.
In each case, though, they have kicked themselves out of the match, something the Sectrol Lakers have worked to rectify for their match against Melton at MacPherson Park tomorrow.
“Every week we have kicked more points than goals. That’s a fact,” Lake Wendouree coach Gavin Webb says.
“It is something we have worked on.
“We’ve done a lot of goal kicking at training.
“We kicked the first three behinds of the game against Redan, then they kick three goals and they’re ahead at the end of the first quarter.
“We’re getting it in there enough but not taking chances.
“It is that 30 to 40-metre set shot that’s the problem. I think it’s just a confidence thing.
“A few guys have lost their confidence and I’m sure they will turn it around
“The positive is the forwards are getting the hands on the ball.”
The Lakers have lost Cam Sudoltz who dislocated his knee cap playing for Ballarat Grammar in school football.
He will likely miss at least six weeks.
Josh Beardsell is out with a shoulder injury.
Angus Kirby, who is a North Ballarat Rebels listed player, will have his first game of senior BFL football.
Webb says both teams will consider tomorrow’s game a potential win.
“We’ve had a tough run against some of the top teams but hopefully this has put us in good stead with some winnable games,” he says.
“I’m sure Melton would also be pencilling it in looking at the ladder at the moment.
“They are pretty tough to beat down there but if we bring the same form as last week against Redan we are a decent chance.”
PREDICTION: Lake Wendouree by seven points