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Timbermen can fix their mistakes

The Nanaimo Timbermen were at their best and also at their worst in their last two games and they’ll learn from it.

The city’s Western Lacrosse Association team plays back-to-back contests this coming weekend, a home game Saturday (June 28) against the Burnaby Lakers and then a road game the next day versus the Maple Ridge Burrards.

The T-men are coming off a head-scratching few days that saw them beat the New Westminster Salmonbellies in tough Queen’s Park Arena, but then lose a blowout to the Coquitlam Adanacs at Frank Crane Arena.

“We have to break down the stuff that was really good from the first game, and then break down the stuff that was really bad from the second game,” said Kaleb Toth, T-men coach.

“We have to make sure that the guys stay positive and know that they did a good job, but have to continue to work hard or else … we’re going to get beat and it’s not going to be pretty.”

Toth had some concerns about his players’ effort last game and said that’s unacceptable.

“I understand if you make a little mistake, if you drop a ball, if you don’t catch a pass, that’s mechanical, that can get fixed,” he said. “But you should never get outworked.”

He will continue to try to tweak the lineup, he said.

GAME ON … The T-men host the Lakers on Saturday (June 28) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane. Tickets will be available at the door.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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