Cobden wary of Hamilton Kangaroos after early Hampden league season scare

DONNING THE SASH: Cobden vice-captain Jake Evans will return from injury against Hamilton Kangaroos on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton
DONNING THE SASH: Cobden vice-captain Jake Evans will return from injury against Hamilton Kangaroos on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton

COBDEN used its ‘get out of jail free’ card the last time it met Hamilton Kangaroos.

Bombers coach Levi Dare is wary of a repeat performance on Saturday.

Dare said the Bombers’ 45-point round three winning margin was flattering.

“They were within a point of us last time in the last quarter,” he said.

“They will take confidence knowing they can push us. They played some really good football and pushed us in a lot of areas.

“We are worried about them because they were coming off a four-day break that game and now they’ve had an extra week off (due to the Hampden league bye).

“We just outlasted them last time and they were off a short break and might have run out of legs in the last quarter.”

Kangaroos coach Matt Dunn said the bottom-placed side gave “ourselves every chance” of surprising the Bombers.

“At home there was three points in it at three-quarter-time and they ran away with it in the end,” he said.

Both sides have welcomed back key players with Jahd Anderson, Jake Evans and Jack Hammond returning for Cobden and Jack Hickey and Josh Meulendyks picked for Hamilton Kangaroos.

They were off a short break and might have run out of legs in the last quarter.

Levi Dare