Timboon Demoons get the job done against Kolora-Noorat in tough conditions

Getting dirty: Timboon Demons midfielder Andrew Hargreaves was in and under the packs all day against the Power on Saturday. Picture: Christine Ansorge.
Getting dirty: Timboon Demons midfielder Andrew Hargreaves was in and under the packs all day against the Power on Saturday. Picture: Christine Ansorge.

Timboon Demons coach Mick Hunt is quietly excited, yet under no illusion of what is ahead for his side.

Saturday’s surprising 6.8 (48) to 1.7 (13) victory against Kolora-Noorat was the reason for the building excitement.

Playing Nirranda, Merrivale, Panmure and South Rovers in the next four weeks has Hunt and his team not getting carried away.

"We have a hell of a month ahead of us,” he said.

"The next four sides that we have got are all massive games for us and it will determine where our season goes.

“We all know the measuring stick is Nirranda.

“So we have got to have a look at it and see how we can play our own style of footy without letting them get off the chain.”

Hunt said he believed his side was ready for the challenging month ahead, as it was up and running after a slow start to the season.

"We are probably playing as a team now better than we have in a long time," he said.

"And I think we are more even across the field.

"We have sort of had six or seven really hard-working midfielders and we haven't been able to you know fill in the other gaps.

"But I think we have that group of players together now that actually gives us a pretty even spread.

“So we might not be brilliant, but we can be hard to beat at the same time.”

The loss has left the Power also faced with an interesting few weeks ahead.

Coach Danny Finn said he looked forward to “getting the whole group together” for training.

“We have the bye next week and then we have Nirranda, so we will have a light week this week,” he said.

“Then in three weeks we'll train in Geelong, as we have a number of players up there.

"It will just be a normal training session, but a normal training session for us is potentially only having one or two senior players at training.

“So we will get everyone there, so that isn’t normal for us. Then plan our way forward for the build in for finals.”

The Power made it through the match unscathed, despite Matt Deman leaving the ground with a knock to the head.

Timboon Demons might not be as lucky as it sweats on the fitness of Jack Osborne following an ankle injury.

Osborne was in obvious pain before he was helped from the ground by trainers.

The club was waiting for x-ray results to find out the extent of the injury.