WITH both enjoying five-game winning streaks, Heyfield and Rosedale will meet in North Gippsland football’s match of the round tomorrow.
Convincingly outplayed from the opening bounce in its round one encounter, Heyfield will be a different prospect tomorrow for the ladder leading Blues and coach Damien Birss.
“We were in no doubt that Heyfield would turn their form around, as the year’s progressed they have certainly shown improvement,” Birss said.
“It is certainly going to be a big game. This is the start of a tough five weeks which sees us draw the top five.
“We’re keen to play the competition’s top four teams early as it will give us an indication as to how we are going.”
Birss was fully aware of the various aspects of Heyfield’s game, but wasn’t keen to give too much away.
“We need to focus on aspects of our game, like making sure that we are strong at the footy, focus on delivering the ball into our forwards well, while our back line needs to be on their game,” he said.
“Just because we are on top of the ladder at the moment doesn’t mean that we are the best team in the competition. We are working hard to be the best team, but we are fully aware that if you don’t play well against the top seven sides you will be beaten.
“The next five weeks are really important for us, come the end of that period we may not be in the best position to challenge for finals, so we aren’t too concerned about looking too far ahead.”
IN other matches tomorrow, Glengarry will host Sale City after returning to the winners’ list following a lean month,
Boisdale-Briagolong will be confident it can take another step forward in its improvement and add to its two wins this season with victory over Gormandale, Churchill will need to play itself into some solid form in the coming months, beginning at home against Cowwarr tomorrow, if it’s to be rewarded with a finals berth, and Traralgon-Tyers United will be eager to pull together a full four quarter effort against Woodside.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.