Attack still concern

By Lauren Bordin

Lancaster has been working on its entry into the forward line, but the biggest test of its scoring capability comes against Stanhope.

Coach Corey Carver has been intent on helping his side clean up it attacking entry, leading to his small forwards and midfielders kicking goals.

Lancaster’s scoring has been above standard across the season with its lowest score coming against Nagambie last round.

But Carver said improvements need to be made to bring his side in line with the top tier.

‘‘We need to know where we’re at, at this stage we need to learn a fair bit to manage to score,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ve got a lot of smalls scoring which we’ve needed, our half-forwards and on-ballers too, but we need to clean a few things up which we’ll have to do against Stanhope and if we don’t we’ll be in trouble.’’

Chris Eddy leads the goalkicking with 36 majors and Zac Cerrone is close behind with 30.

But chiming in has been Michael Hill, Jack Donnell, Liam Nedeljkovich and Luke Donnell to keep Lancaster’s score ticking over.

Having gone down to Nagambie last week, Carver is looking for cleaner possession, although the Lions’ pressure will be a factor in forcing errors.

Stanhope stifled the scoring of yet another side last weekend, holding Murchison-Toolamba to four goals and just seven scoring shots.

Only Tallygaroopna and Nagambie have managed more than four goals against the competition’s best defensive unit this year.

Despite the Redlegs, the Lakers and Stanhope showing themselves as tearaways at the top of the ladder, Carver said the remainder of the Kyabram District Football League proves tough competition.

‘‘What I like is that the competition is pretty even, you haven’t got six sides down low,’’ he said.

‘‘Apart from Ardy I think our last six to eight games we’ve been scrapping which has been good for the boys and it means we have to work harder.’’