Hard work ahead
From Frankston Standard Leader
Reported by Simon McEvoy
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THE Frankston Dolphins will undergo a "mini pre-season" before their next game on June 2.
A bye followed by the state game will put the Dolphins' season into recess for three weeks, but players shouldn't expect an easy time of it. Far from it, in fact.
Coach Simon Goosey intends to use the time wisely.
"We'll do a lot of hard work over the next three weeks," he said.
"We've got to make sure we stop turning the ball over."
"So it probably gives us an opportunity to work on a few things. We'll have a little mini pre-season."
Frankston is on the bottom of the ladder, with one win from seven games.
Goosey blamed turnovers and missed targets on the Dolphins' fading 33-point loss to Werribee Tigers at Kars St on Sunday.
Frankston had the Tigers rattled early, leading by 12 points, but couldn't shake the visitors.
"We've got to make sure we make it hurt when we've got the opportunity to kick goals and hit targets. Our turnovers proved very costly," Goosey said.
The Dolphins looked really good at times, with Shane Hockey, Leigh Kitchin, Warwick Miller and Leigh Osborne finding plenty of the footy.
First-gamer Sam Fox made a dream debut when he slotted Frankston's first goal of the game, nailing his set shot from 45m.
The former Skye star finished with two goals and made it on to the Dolphins' best players list - all on his 20th birthday.
"He's a jack in the box, young Sammy," Goosey said.
Khan Haretuku slotted a couple of goals in the final quarter as Frankston mounted one last charge, cutting Werribee's lead to 19 points.
But the Tigers again answered and won well.
THE Dolphins have three players - Haretuku, Osborne and Kyle Martin - in the 32-man VFL squad.
Also, Goosey is assistant coach to Gary Ayres. Victoria plays against Tasmania in Hobart on May 26.
Frankston 3.2, 4.3, 6.5, 9.7 (61) lt Werribee Tigers 1.3, 4.7, 9.11, 13.16 (94).