THE Leeton Greens are just days away from what is one of their biggest matches of the season to date.
They will head to Ron Crowe Oval on Sunday where they will face the second-placed West Wyalong Mallee Men.
Given the log jam at the top of the ladder, a win could see the Greens move up a position or two into third or second should they win.
Leeton coach Warren Weir is expecting to take a full strength side, minus the injured Clinton Green, into the game.
"We had a really good session at training on Wednesday night and we'll build on that again on Friday night," he said.
"We'll be missing Clinton, but other than that, we should be at full-strength, which is very good news.
"It's all looking good so far touch wood."
With the competition heating up, every game has the ability to change where teams are on the ladder.
Weir believes the key to winning on Sunday will be limiting the Mallee Men's attack.
"We've been working on making sure we're not making as many mistakes in our game ... it's some of those little things that have been hurting us," he said.
"The other problem we've been having is getting away to a really good start, but then letting teams back in or just not running out convincing winners.
"On the weekend against Yenda we came out firing, but then let them in again.
"We just need to make sure we're not taking the foot off the pedal."
Last weekend the Greens controlled the ruck well against the Blueheelers and Weir said that would be another crucial part of winning on Sunday.
"Last time we played West Wyalong we did win, but that was a while ago now," Weir said.
"We got them out on the fringes last time. They (West Wyalong) have a very handy forward pack.
"If we can shut them down there, we can start to control the game. It's just about controlling the ball, defending well and keeping that pressure on all game."
Making the win even more important for Leeton is next weekend they have the club bye.
"It's essentially a four-point game for us," Weir said.
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