“Probably for the last month, we’ve been aware of it a little bit and today we certainly got exposed.

“We got beaten in contested ball or around the footy, a fair bit in the air in that first quarter, and in the second quarter we turned that right around. (We were) really strong in all those areas as the game went on.

“That was really good to be able to turn that around but we can still get off to a better start.”