James Robinson buoyant ahead of South

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A determined James Robinson says that his side will be aiming to take the scalp of current NPLV leaders South Melbourne at the Morshead Park Stadium in Ballarat on Saturday.

The Englishman was left to reflect on two points thrown away following his team’s capitulation against Pascoe Vale last Saturday night, which saw them concede two goals in the final quarter of an hour to cough up a 2-0 lead.

Liam Harding’s second half dismissal shifted the momentum back in the Vale’s favour and things could’ve got even uglier for the Red Devils but for some desperate defending in the dying minutes.

“I think we threw it away to be honest,” he said.

“We were in control of the game – we limited their chances when we were two-nil up and lost control in certain areas.

“We need to learn and learn quick.”

A point earned on the road coupled with a mid-table standing six weeks in would please many bosses taking charge of their first season, but in the case of the former Melbourne Victory forward, things should be better.

“We’ve got seven points from five games out of a possible 15,” he said.

“I believe that we could have got more because of the standards we set so to say we’re pleased with seven wouldn’t be the case.”

The task does not get any easier ahead of the visit of the Chris Taylor’s South Melbourne, who sit pretty at the top of the ladder, having won every game thus far.

A challenge does not faze the 31-year-old though, who believes that he has the artillery at his disposal to do more than rattle a few feathers.

“We know what we need to do and as long as we control what we do, we’re going for the three points,” he affirmed.

“Yes, South are a fantastic team. They’ve set the pace, but we’re on our home ground and we’ll be pushing and will certainly give them a game.”

Shaun Moran

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