THE Leeton Greens will have to wait another week to get their first taste of finals action in almost two years.
The Greens last played finals football back in 2019 after last year's Group 20 competition was called off amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the side having the club bye last weekend and the first week of finals off after finishing on top of the league tag ladder, they are eagerly awaiting their turn as they eye the flag.
It will be almost three weeks between their last game of the home and away season against Yanco-Wamoon and their first finals match, with coach Dan Watt hopeful the team can maintain their focus in the interim.
"It's probably not ideal going into the finals with that much time since we last played, but it's just the way it has fallen," he said.
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"We can't do much about it.
"The girls will be working hard in the meantime."
With the minor premiership officially sewn up, the Leeton Greens are now eyeing the title that matters most - the 2021 premiership flag.
"It's a good feeling ... something you aim for, but we're keeping everything in check," Watt said.
Leeton are yet to be beaten in the league tag fixture, but are fully aware finals are a different ball game.
"As they say, finals football is like the start of a whole brand new competition," Watt said.
"There's still a lot of work to be done and the girls know that."
With such a long break between matches, the Greens have been continuing with their training sessions as they prepare and condition for the road ahead.
"It's important for us to stay focused and stay committed," the coach said.
"I'm confident the girls can step up when they need to.
"We don't have any injury concerns at the moment, which is good.
"This week we're having our normal training sessions, but we will probably train a bit harder compared to usual.
"We'll have the weekend off and then next week try and refine our art coming into that first week of finals for us."
It's looking likely Leeton's No. 1 Oval will play host to some of these finals matches on Sunday, which will give the league tag side a chance to sit back and watch their potential competitors.
"I'd say with a game being played here the girls will probably head down and watch that ... just to see where things are at," Watt said.
"It's a good opportunity for them to watch a match as part of their preparations and have a look at who they might come up against."
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