Easy win over North Coffs raises Grafton Tigers' hopes
GRAFTON Tigers coach Adi Campbell is looking for maximum commitment from his squad.
Campbell still considers the AFL North Coast Premiership flag a realistic possibility but the next two weeks will prove whether the Tigers are pretenders or contenders.
"Hopefully the boys have a crack the next two weeks because we've got the talent to win it," Campbell said.
"We've got Camden Haven down there and then Sawtell at home.
"They're both very important games if we want to finish third, get that home final and push for a place in the grand final."
The Tigers downed strugglers North Coffs Kangaroos 19.14 (128) to 6.2 (38) at Ellem Oval on Saturday, a win highlighted by six goals from Leigh Anderson while Shaun Duroux and Dan Vacek each booted three.
The win keeps the Tigers in third spot just ahead of defending premiers Port Magpies and newcomers Camden Haven Bombers.
Campbell however conceded there was a large margin between his side and premiership pacesetters Coffs Swans and Sawtell Saints, something he attributed to dedication.
The Tigers have already withdrawn from Reserve Grade and have rarely put a full-strength side on the paddock in Seniors.
"Only once we've had the full 22 players," Campbell said.
"The commitment for us has not been there.
"The reason why Sawtell and Coffs are on top is they have a lot of blokes who are committed."