Group 20 rugby league
IT WILL be a tough trip out to Lake Cargelligo for the Greens this weekend, but there is an air of confidence around the club after two wins in a row.
Leeton has put together strong performances for two rounds and has finally reaped the rewards, while Tullibigeal-Lake Cargelligo United are cruising along and ready to defend their first grade title.
At this late stage of the season, coach Frank Fiumara is merely trying to accentuate the positives for his Greens to keep them on a roll.
“We’ll be doing what we’ve been doing the last few weeks, doing the positive things we’ve been doing,” Fiumara said.
“We’ll work on the things we’re good at. It’s too late to work on the things we’re not good at.
“We’ve shown what we’re good at is good enough to win games, we just haven’t put it together
“The young blokes are doing that, they’re inspiring the older fellas. We are just starting to get to know each other and realising what we’ve got.”
While the feeling around the club at the moment is good, Fiumara knows that it will need to improve against a team like TLU.
“It’s two in a row, which we haven’t done all year, so there’s a different feeling,” he said.
“But you go out and play Lakes, you can’t just think we’ll play like we did last week. It won’t be good enough.
“You’ve got to step up a gear. I think we can do it, but we can’t have those lapses against Lakes.”
Leeton will be without Ben Evans, who broke his jaw in the first half last week, but came back on in the second and scored the final try of the game on his home ground at Barellan.
The young players have been central to the recent resurrection and Fiumara will again call on his guns to bolster the side. “I rate Josh (Nikoro) and Billy (Gilbert),” he said.
“I played with (Cronulla’s) Jeff Robson and Billy in my eyes is as good as him at this level. Josh Nikoro is as good as Garry White when he was young and he got signed by the Tigers at 16.”
However, the coach knows his side can’t ease off over the final three rounds.
“I definitely want to win Dad’s cup (the Frank Fiumara Memorial, played for against Bidgee Hurricanes at No. 1 Oval), that was a goal from the start of the year, and you know the rivalry between us and Yenda,” Fiumara said. “Lakes is a good tester for us. After the weekend, the talk has been good about Lakes.”
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