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Coach calls for further improvement

Geelong Falcons Girls coach Jason Armistead speaks to his players during last week’s win over Gippsland Power. (Geelong Falcons Image/Brian Bartlett)

HIS team sits on top of the ladder after two impressive wins to open the season, but Geelong Falcons Girls coach Jason Armistead knows there is plenty of improvement in his team.

The Falcons had the better of Sandringham by 26 points in the opening round before kicking their highest-ever score in handing Gippsland a 58-point hiding last round.

“On the scoreboard, we look like we played well, and we did for the majority of the game last week,” Armistead said.

“But there’s still a couple of areas of the game we want to work on.

“We started leaving the contest a little bit too early when we thought the game was ours, and our defenders drifted off a little bit at times.

“So, there are still some areas that we can get better at.”

Armistead is expecting a tougher challenge from Bendigo at Deakin University on Sunday, with the Pioneers coming off a narrow three-point win over Eastern Ranges.

“They look like they’ve got some really quality small players around the footy and around their wings,” he said.

“They look quite fast when they transition the footy.

“I think Eastern still had a lot more inside 50s. Then when Bendigo did get it out of the back half of the ground, they transitioned it pretty quickly.

“That’s something we need to be aware of this week.”

The Falcons have made three changes for the clash, with Jeremi Robinson unavailable and Annie Lee and Alannah Sanderson omitted.

They’ve been replaced by Lizzy Dowling, and debutants Gabbi Featherston – the daughter of late former Falcons big man Peter – and Taylah Hassett.

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