GOOD teams are full of players who can transition from defence to offence almost seamlessly.
That's what South Warrnambool wants its players to personify as it gears up for an all but certain return to Hampden league finals.
The Roosters were able to move the ball quickly on turnover as they stunned a plucky North Warrnambool in an 11-goal triumph on Saturday.
It wasn't pretty - a constant downpour meant Leesa Battistello's side had to win ugly - but the result was another shot in the arm for her young charges.
You have to be able to attack and defend. Carly definitely sets up the attacking for us coming out of defence.Will Jamison
Roosters co-coach Will Jamison said goal defence Carly Watson - who was a boom recruit to the club in the off-season - was a strong playmaker exiting the defensive third.
He said Watson was an example of the versatility the club wanted to ingrain in all its players.
"Carly does it particularly well but I think it's something we stress with all players," he said.
"You have to be able to attack and defend. Carly definitely sets up the attacking for us coming out of defence.
"We find a lot of our rhythm from her movement."
Jamison said he and Battistello were proud of the Roosters' ability to grind out a result against a physically strong side in trying conditions.
"I think the most pleasing thing was that we stayed really disciplined and I think we did simple things well," he said.
"That's especially important when it's wet and you're playing against a physical team. You've just got to find a way to win ugly, and I think we did that.
"Knowing the wet weather and the type of team we were playing against I think the short game was really important for us.
"We wanted to keep the ball and keeping that short ball optional and always available to us. I think that was really good.
"In defence we knew we had to be really stable and build the pressure."
Jamison, the twin brother of former Carlton defender Michael, said the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 season meant his side couldn't afford to "look too far ahead".
"I think we're still confident our brand is going to be really successful, however, we still got to tweak it. We're not one hundred per cent happy with our games just yet," he said.
"I think (improvement in us) is discipline and focus - just finding that full 15 minutes and then resetting and going again."
The only blight on the match for South was a suspected concussion to star goaler Annie Blackburn.
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