By Alex Fair
Burnie defender Darren Banham admits at times he and his teammates were guilty of having the ‘’lack of care’’ that coach Clint Proctor spoke about after last week’s loss to North Launceston.
But Banham was confident it wouldn’t happen twice in a row as the Dockers hit for the road for a clash with Lauderdale on Saturday for a first versus third contest.
A loss will likely to send the Dockers to third spot on the State League table.
‘’There were patches of play last week with that lack of care and unwillingness to work hard,’’ he said on Friday.
‘’We have a chance now this week to make amends for that.’’
But Baham said it wouldn’t be an easy task against the Southern Bombers who with Thor Boscott, Bryce Walsh, Michael Cassidy and Sam Siggins are a dangerous opponent.
‘’They are very traditional type of footy side, they play the game hard and tough and they have big bodies,’’ he said.
‘’It is always a good challenge, but we have been lucky enough to win our last couple of games down there. But they are up and about this year.’’
The Dockers will be without midfield star Zane Murphy due to a shoulder injury.
‘’We can’t replace him, but we can cover him.
‘’ He is a big body who can accumulate the football, and we will miss that drive through the middle.
‘’But we have guys who are craving that opportunity to get a run through the midfield.’’