ALEX FAIR THE ADVOCATE North-West Tall Timbers Thunder coach Sam Armstrong is confident that his side’s woes from last week are easily rectifiable as his side hits the road for the first time this SEABL season.
The Thunder will be looking to make amends for their 92-68 loss to the Hobart Chargers in Devonport on the weekend.
“We would have loved to have performed better in front of our home crowd last week, but this gives the guys an opportunity to go away together as a small group and go and challenge a couple of really tough teams in their own environment,’’ Armstrong said.
“We were pretty good on the road last year, but this year is a different year, but we are going to try to mirror some of last year’s performances on the road if we can.”
Armstrong said some “fundamental errors” were the cornerstone of last week’s result against their Tasmanian rival.
“Execution was probably the biggest thing for us at both ends of the floor and effectively we just missed too many assignments and on the offensive end we just couldn’t find any rhythm, so we just need to get back to basics, make sure we are organised and make sure we can execute.
“Hopefully we can get back to playing the way that we did in the first week (in their 72-70 win over Kilsyth) and get tougher on our defensive end and then just let our offence flow from that.
“A lot of the errors last week were fundamental, and this team is capable of turning that around in a short space of time.
“We weren’t good, and we know that, but I do think we have the capabilities to turn it around in a space of a week.
“If we can get some of those errors wiped out, we should be okay.”