Imperials switch on power after a slow start

FOR the better part of three quarters on Saturday, Imperials played the brand of high- pressure footy they pride themselves on.

Jayden Fox, pictured getting a handball away while being brought down by Brayden 
Collicoat, was outstanding in Imperials’ 84-point win over South Mildura, booting five goals. The percentage-boosting win lifted Imperials to third on the ladder ahead of a clash with Mildura this weekend. Picture: Louise Donges

Jayden Fox, pictured getting a handball away while being brought down by Brayden Collicoat, was outstanding in Imperials’ 84-point win over South Mildura, booting five goals. The percentage-boosting win lifted Imperials to third on the ladder ahead of a clash with Mildura this weekend. Picture: Louise Donges

But the slow start to the game was of concern to Imperials coach Brad Hards, ahead of City Oval blockbuster against minor premiers Mildura this weekend.

“The first quarter wasn’t there but, apart from that, I thought the three quarters after that was where we need to be at,” Hards said.

“I’ve addressed that with the boys and we obviously stepped up (after the first term) but we can’t afford to do that against Mildura next week, we can’t have the slow start.

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