WANGARATTA coach Mark Knobel says his side must be prepared to take the game on and move the ball quickly if it wants to beat Lavington’s defensive press on Saturday night.
The Magpies and Panthers won one meeting each in 2011 and it was James Saker’s team’s press that caught Wangaratta out in the second round match up.
But with new coach Knobel keen to see the Magpies take risks and play on at all costs, the Panthers’ press could come under serious attack at the Norm Minns Oval.
Knobel knows what the Magpies must do if they want to win the match.
“We’ll need to move the ball quickly and not give them the time to set the press up,” he said.
“That’s one thing we try to do anyway.