Panthers wary of talls

oandmBorder Mail | Lavington coach James Saker says Myrtleford’s height is his greatest concern heading into Saturday’s match.

Around half the Saints’ team is 183 centimetres plus (six-foot) with Riley O’Shea and Ryley Sharp leading the charge at well over 190cms.

“We’ll have to work on trying to shut down their height,” Saker said.

Saker hasn’t seen the Saints live this season but, he maintains what he’s seen on video, they’re playing slightly differently to the outfit which snapped a 10-year finals drought.

“I think they’re a little more composed with the ball and if our pressure’s not on, we’re going to struggle to get it back off them,” Saker said.

“We’ll have to try and create some turnovers because if we’re a bit off, they look like they’ve got some very skilled guys that will move the ball well and then their height becomes a factor.”

Myrtleford was touted by a number of opposition coaches as a potential top-three outfit, but only opened its account with an 11-point win over North Albury last week.

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