A CLASH with Newtown and Chilwell will give Colac Tigers netballers an opportunity to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Losses have followed four of the Tigers’ five wins this year and tomorrow’s match against the Eagles follows last week’s victory against Grovedale.
The Eagles have lost their past five games and Colac beat Newtown and Chilwell by nine goals in round seven.
Tigers coach Rebecca Finn said playing a lower-ranked side could pose a mental challenge for the Tigers in the lead-up to challenging games against Leopold and Geelong West-St Peters.
“We will be looking for that second win and more so to carry us through because we have hard games coming up particularly in our last two games,” she said.
“We want to finish on a positive note and the girls tend to play better against the higher ranked teams because they try to step up to the challenge.
“Intensity and concentration in this game are two key things we’ll be focusing on.”
Finn said surrendering a lead to Grovedale last week left Colac with work to do against the Eagles.
“We were disappointed from building the lead and then having them come back,” she said.
“That’s something we want to work on, establishing a lead and maintaining then extending it as the games goes on.”
Tigers midcourter Shelley Scott make a successful return from a leg injury last week and will line up against Newtown and Chilwell at Colac’s Central Reserve.
Colac midcourter Ellie Cuolahan, wrist, is the Tigers’ only injury concern.
• In other GFL games, Geelong West-St Peters takes on North Shore, Leopold hosts Lara and South Barwon battles Bell Park. Grovedale travels to St Albans and St Josephs plays St Marys.