Thunder will only get better

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Tara Murray

East Sunbury will be better for getting games under its belt in the Essendon District Football League division 2 competition.

Returning to the field after not having senior sides last season, the Thunder are sitting 0-4 as it has a bye this weekend.

Coach Aaron Kite said they would take plenty of positives out of the first few rounds.

“It has been a tough couple of weeks,” he said.

“There’s been a lot of positives and we will be better for it. We’ve had 15 blokes play their first senior game of footy this year.

“It’s a big effort and we will keep building from that. The scoreboard doesn’t look good, but there’s a couple of games that could have nearly gone our way.”

Kite said there were patches in games that were proving costly, as they looked to get momentum and build on things.

He said there were some areas that they know they have to work on.

“We are still staying together and learning,” he said.

“You see the scoreboard and being 0-4. We had a bit higher expectations, but some things don’t go our way.

“The vibe is still up and about. We’ll keep working as we know there’s a few areas that should be to our advantage, but haven’t gone our way yet.”

Kite said when they play their best football, and move the ball fast, they are an exciting team to watch.

He said they need to make the most of their opportunities, having been wasteful in front of goal against the Northern Saints and Taylors Lakes.

While the senior side is winless, the reserves managed to win in round four. Kite said the win was exactly what the club needed.

“We’re had a lot of injuries so the reserves have had to make 25 changes in the first four rounds,” he said.

“For those boys getting the win gives the whole club some momentum.”

Kite said the bye had come at the perfect time for them and they would likely get five players back for their match against Burnside Heights.

“The competition is really close and competitive,” he said. “Anyone can beat anyone.

“We need to make sure we don’t have a slow start in the first quarter and then have to try and peg them back.”