Yeppoon Swans keen for a flying start against BITS
AFL: The Yeppoon Swans will be looking to make a flying start in their top-of-the-table clash against BITS Saints today.
The two-time defending champions have won their opening six matches in commanding fashion to be sitting on top of the AFL Capricornia ladder, four points clear of BITS.
Yeppoon won by 71 points when the two teams met in Round 2 but coach Mark Wallin is expecting greater resistance from BITS at home.
He said his players would be out to stamp their authority on the match from the opening hooter.
"We'd like to get a really good start because once we get our tails up we're pretty hard to stop,” Mark said.
"We haven't had that this year yet so far. Every game every side's been in it at quarter time and it usually takes us to the second quarter before we get going.
"We're really going to push for a good start this week and try to get out and running nice and early so we can put a lot of pressure on them right from the word go.”
The coach said that new recruits Isaac Kiely and Dan Maloney continued to impress, while ruckman Jamie Garner had been in magnificent form.
The Swans welcomed back midfielder Matt Wallin from injury last week and will look to increase his workload.
Mark said BITS had quality players who would need to be contained - Kane Haua, Jake Mostert, Steven Pugh and Daniel Clay.