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Melbourne winger Matt Geyer is aiming to cement the Storm?s round one victory over Cronulla by not allowing the Sharks to square the ledger this Saturday at Olympic Park.
Geyer believes the Storm must keep the Sharks winless otherwise the remarkable comeback win at Toyota Park a month ago will count for nought.
?To get a positive result in the return match this Saturday would be great because if they (Sharks) were to get up then it would erase the good work we achieved in round one,? Geyer explained.
?That win a month ago will remain a great memory if we can back it up again this week at home.?
After storming home from 22 points down in round one, Geyer says the home side won?t be looking for a repeat performance this week.
?We need to come out firing this weekend and make sure we get a good start and stay in touch because as we?ve showed we do finish well,? Geyer added.
?In the first match of the season and again last week we were very slow out of the blocks and whilst a comeback like that is terrific, you don?t want to leave yourself with so much work to do.?
For the third consecutive match Geyer will line up at five-eighth for the Storm, as Scott Hill remains sidelined with a rotator cuff injury.
27-year old Geyer says the Storm?s desire to preserve their round one win is far greater motivation than beating former Melbourne coach Chris Anderson and halfback Brett Kimmorley.
?Every team Chris Anderson coaches these days seems to provoke a fair bit of competition amongst teams and we?re no different,? Geyer mused.
?I don?t know if he (Anderson) does it to motivate his players of whether he does it to ruffle a few feathers, but upholding our good work of round one is more of a motivating force than trying to knock off Chris and Noddy.
?They were an integral part in our premiership but we?ve moved on from that now and we?re trying to rebuild and put together some solid form with a new culture.?
According to the former NSW winger Melbourne will need to keep a close eye on Kimmorley and his supporting runners if it?s to keep its perfect 2003 record over the Sharks intact.
?You?ve just got to keep an eye on him (Kimmorley) and his runners as well, it?s a matter of not just placing all your focus on him because his runners will do the job and visa-versa,? Geyer said.
The Storm?s second home game kicks off at 7.30pm at Olympic Park this Saturday.
STORM TRAINING THIS WEEK:
Friday: 4.30pm, Olympic Park
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