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West looks to tame Tigers

Geelong West will chase its third win of the GFL season against Colac on Saturday. (Sports Media Image/Wayne Peters)

GEELONG West coach Greg Mellor says being committed to the contest will be a key to beating Colac at West Oval on Saturday.

The Giants enter the meetings with the Tigers in some solid form, with two comfortable wins over North Shore and Grovedale bookending a gallant loss to South Barwon in the three games between the Easter and interleague breaks.

“We need to be really tough and strong around the ball, and then use the ball really well on our offence,” Mellor said.

“They’ve got some pretty damaging players through the midfield, and some pretty handy players up forward who can hurt you if they get too much latitude.

“So, we’ll be looking to defend as a team, and give them as little room as possible to be efficient with the ball.

“Hopefully, we can do what we need to do with the ball when we’ve got it.”

West will have to defy recent history to knock over Colac, with the Tigers winning the previous ten encounters between the two clubs.

“Colac’s been a really strong side, and they pushed Newtown, who, along with St Joseph’s are out in front at the moment,” Mellor said.

“Colac’s playing a really good brand of footy, and we’ll have to be playing at their best to beat them.

“We do want to be competitive, and we really believe we can hold that for a long period of time and be in the game, and win these types of games.”

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