The Redbacks need to beat Belconnen on Saturday to keep their hopes alive of winning the minor premiership. Everything hangs on this weekend for the Yass Redbacks Division 7 side. If they can beat Belconnen they will be in poleposition for the minor premiership but a loss could see them slide back down the ladder into fourth place.
At present they’re in second-place, trailing Belconnen by a single point. But a win in this top of the table clash would
give them the outright lead with just one game to play against sixth-placed Tuggeranong.
“Everyone turned up [to training] on Monday the guys know how important this match is,” coach Gary Lennon told
the Tribune. In their last match the Royal Hotel/Think Technology Redbacks went down 2-1 in an exciting round eight contest at Scullin.
“That was one of the better matches we’ve been a part of; they scored two smashing goals that even made me applaud, so we’re going to have to be on our game to beat these guys.”
Cameron Betts comes back into the team this week and Mitch Darmody, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, had a run on Monday night.
“Yeah we’re starting to get everyone back now it’s just about making sure everyone is fit and ready to go.”
Lennon said the minor premiership was the elephant in the room.
“Yeah no one is really talking about it, we all just want to finish in the top two but to do that we probably have to beat
Belconnen anyway and that will get us pretty close to the trophy.”
The Redbacks won last weekend 6-4 against the winless Weston-Molonglo and Lennon said they were lucky to get awaywith it.
“It was a very ugly win we just couldn’t do anything, we were slow on theball…it was very frustrating,” he said.
“I thought we were going to get beat and get beat well, I mean they were 4-2 up at one stage. Hopefully it’s the kick up thebum they need.”
The top of the table clash kicks off at 3pm at Walker Park on Saturday.
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