Turvey Park still eyeing finals ahead of must-win game against Coolamon

BACK IN: Josh Ashcroft returns for Turvey Park on Saturday.

BACK IN: Josh Ashcroft returns for Turvey Park on Saturday.

TURVEY Park coach Mitch Sykes still has finals in his sights for the Bulldogs.

Turvey Park will play for their season when they host Coolamon at Maher Oval on Saturday.

“To me, we can still play finals,” Sykes said.

“We’ve got the sides that are still fighting for finals so that will decide if we get in or not, and if that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is.”

Turvey Park are six points outside the top five in seventh position. They face Coolamon (fifth), Wagga Tigers (sixth) and Griffith (fourth) in the final three rounds.

The Bulldogs will get back assistant coach Truman Carroll, Josh Ashcroft and Myles Carroll for the must-win game against Coolamon.

“There’s still plenty of incentive there,” Sykes said.

“And last time we played Coolamon, we were still in the game with 10 minutes to go.”

Sykes said his team must improve on last weekend’s showing against Leeton-Whitton, where they went down by 64 points.

“We were flat,” he said.

“But in saying that, gee we came up against a slick Leeton.

“That first quarter from them was as good as a first quarter I’ve seen in a long time.

“They were too good.”