GREATER Western Victoria Rebels will look to improve their ability to maintain possession after being found out against Eastern Ranges at Eureka Stadium on Saturday.
Rebels coach Gerard FitzGerald said the TAC Cup side struggled to maintain possession – particularly in the third quarter – and were ineffective at defending turnovers, going on to lose 7.13 (55) to 12.8 (80) despite managing the same amount of scoring shots.
“We got a reasonable amount of the ball – 318 possessions – but we didn’t use the ball well enough to really get flow,” he said.
“The opposition hurt us on the rebound.
“(The scoreline) was a bit indicative of our foot skills for the day – it was a bit below what we would require.”
Cobden’s Trent Reed was was among the Rebels’ best, accruing 21 touches, kicking a goal and laying 10 tackles, as was Terang Mortlake’s Scott Carlin, who had 18 possessions, took five marks and laid five tackles.