GIANT-killing Bacchus Marsh has two immediate targets in its sights in the Ballarat Football League.
The Cobras want to defeat East Point at the Eastern Oval on Saturday to reinforce it is on course for finals and with it end a decade-long hoodoo.
Bacchus Marsh has to go back more than 10 years to when it last beat the Kangaroos at the venue.
“We’ve beaten them at home,” Cobras first-year coach Travis Hodgson said.
“We just haven’t been able to do it there.”
Hodgson said this was another opportunity to show Bacchus Marsh had improved and would be another step in its campaign to play finals for the first time since 2001.
“We’ve shown what we can do at home.
“Now it’s time to do it away from home.”
East Point crushed Bacchus Marsh by 115 points last time they met at the Eastern Oval in round 15 last year.
That loss was pivotal in the Cobras missing out on the finals by percentage.
Bacchus Marsh has already shown in the opening two rounds that it is in the mood to buck trends this season.
Last year the Cobras lost to Darley by 80 points in round two.
This season in the same round Bacchus Marsh turned that outcome completely around – defeating Darley as the reigning premier by 73 points.
A win over East Point would not only end a long run of outs at the ground, but also give it three wins in a row over finalists from last season.
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