Bobcats ready to repel Urunga's raid
AN EAST Coast low is the least of the Maclean Bobcats' worries as they prepare to face Urunga Raiders today.
The Bobcats are coming off a last-start draw to Woolgoolga Wolves, a match coach Guiseppe Terranova said they should have won.
This week's challenge against Urunga is shaping as another they could win, a success Terranova was shooting for.
"We are playing at home and they're the games we want to win," Terranova said.
"Gary Carmichael is still out with a calf injury so that leaves a bit of a hole.
"I believe we have the game-plan to beat Urunga and I'm hoping the boys get the job done."
He said Urunga played an open style of game, with an emphasis on using long balls to slice through the defence.
"That is something we need to restrict them from doing," Terranova said.
"We have to adapt to their play very early on and show urgency in defence.
"It's something I spoke to the lads about during the week.
"You could say Urunga are a counter-attacking team, and leave a few players up field waiting for the ball."
Confidence seems to be an issue surrounding the players, with goals proving hard to come by for the club this season.
Terranova said there were "a few" players who could use a boost in confidence, and said the best way to rediscover that form is through scoring goals.
"I'm hopeful blokes like Jarrad Doyle can bag a few goals and really get his season firing," Terranova said.
"It's not just Jarrad, though.
There are several more who could use the boost.
"A goal or two will work wonders for them."
Westlawn Tigers game against Sawtell has been cancelled because of the inclement weather.
1 Rod Menzies
2 Mackenzie Allen
3 Brad Corbett
4 Lance Knibbs
5 Nick Potente
6 Sam Finlayson
7 Luke Pappalinos
8 Evan Lloyd
9 Tom Whalan
10 Jarrad Doyle
11 Jack Plater