Yanco-Wamoon raring to go ahead of DPC clash

EFFORT: Yanco-Wamoon's Cody Parsons has been a vital player for the club this season. This weekend the Hawks take on Darlington-Point Coleambally. Photo: Ron Arel
EFFORT: Yanco-Wamoon's Cody Parsons has been a vital player for the club this season. This weekend the Hawks take on Darlington-Point Coleambally. Photo: Ron Arel

WITH the Group 20 ladder as tight as it is, Yanco-Wamoon will be fighting tooth and nail this weekend. 

The Hawks last outing was against the Hay Magpies where they secured an easy victory. 

This weekend they will take on the third-placed Darlington Point-Coleambally Roosters in what should be a battle that goes down to the wire. 

Hawks president Craig Higgins said the first grade had used last weekend’s bye to refresh, but believed they were raring to go ahead of Sunday. 

“It’s going to be a tough game for sure,” he said. 

“From what I understand they have been training very well. 

“It’s the same old thing with footy. 

“If they are going to win, they need to play basic footy, keep their sets and not make any mistakes. 

“DPC are a very good side, but if they make any mistakes, we need to have that work in our favour.”

The Hawks are fifth on the Group 20 ladder, which is congested at the top. 

Each of the top four teams share the same points, with only their percentage separating them. 

Those teams have 12 points, while Yanco-Wamoon are sitting on nine heading into this weekend’s game on DPC’s home turf. 

DPC coach Ryan McGoldrick said his boys were ready to hit the ground running.

“We should be in pretty good shape,” he said

“They all turned up to training and we looking fired up and ready to go again.”

DPC has started the season well with strong defence having conceded the least point of any teams in the competition and find themselves fighting for top spot. While the defensive end has largely worked well, it has been putting points on which has been difficult at times.

“All of our games and even the ones we have lost we have been pretty strong at the back,” McGoldrick said. “On the other side we haven’t been able to put points on teams and we have probably got lucky on a couple of occasions.”

Higgins, who is also the club’s league tag coach, was expecting another good match up in that division. “The girls have started the season well … we definitely want to get another win this weekend,” he said.