CAMPERDOWN and Port Fairy remain in the Hampden league finals race.
The Standard casts an eye over their qualifying final clash at Cobden.
1: Unity is key
Camperdown is playing as one. There is a belief among the Magpies that is lifting them to great heights. When momentum shifts, they’re confident they can wrest it back. And that’s an important trait to have.
2: When to go, when to stop
The Magpies’ accurate field kicking has played a part in their rise. It’s also helped them maintain or regain momentum. They have the personnel to accelerate when the time is right too. They have the balance and showed it against Port Fairy.
3: Handy recruit
Jason Robinson arrived at Camperdown with a handy VFL resume behind him. He was crucial in the Magpies’ defensive 50 against the Seagulls, teaming well with good mate Jack Williams. “He probably had his best game for the club today,” coach Phil Carse said. “I was rapt with his efforts, whether it was man-on-man or coming off to create that two-on-one. He did it extremely well and I’d imagine his rebound 50 stats would be pretty high.”
4: Scoring woes
Port Fairy has the goal-scoring arsenal at its disposals but has struggled in recent weeks, kicking three, seven, 12 and six majors in its past four matches. They failed to kick a goal in the final term against the Magpies but had opportunities, finishing with five behinds.