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Falcons look for fast start

Geelong Falcons Girls coach Jason Armistead speaks to his players during the Round 1 win over Sandringham. (Geelong Falcons Image/Brian Barlett)

GEELONG Falcons coach Jason Armistead is keen for his charges to make a fast start to Sunday’s NAB League Round 2 clash with Gippsland Power at Deakin University.

The reigning premier opened their title defence with a comfortable 26-point win over Sandringham on March 3 but went scoreless in the first quarter against the Dragons.

“We were a little bit slow to get going last week,” coach Jason Armistead said.

“There weren’t too many things we didn’t do too badly, but we want to score a little bit more as well.

“So moving the ball a bit quicker into our forward line if we can and our forward to take the opportunities when they’re there.

“We missed a few easy shots last week. From the centre forward we want to improve.”

The Falcons have made two changes for the meeting with the Power, which will be their first against the Gippsland-based team since the competition started in 2017.

Sophie Milsome will play her first game of the season, while Colac Imperials 19-year-old Jeremi Robinson will make her debut.

“We’re going to start her down back, but I wouldn’t mind seeing her through the middle at some point, and even down forward,” Armistead said of Robinson.

“She’s still got a bit to learn, but her skill level and her ability to read the play is really strong.

“It’s going to be exciting to see what she can do.”

Lucy Were (ankle) and Lizzy Dowling have gone out of the team.

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NAB LEAGUE GIRLS ROUND 2

GEELONG FALCONS (2nd) vs. GIPPSLAND POWER (10th)

Deakin University Elite Sports Precinct

Sunday, March 17, 12:45pm