Temora have much to gain and Coleambally have much to lose from their clash at Nixon Park Sporting Complex on Saturday.
A round nine victory is crucial according to Coleambally coach Mitch Carroll.
With Temora in sixth spot, and Coleambally in fourth, the difference between winning and losing is a position in the top five as teams progress to the second stage of the Farrer League competition.
“If they win they’ll go in, we lose and we go out,” Carroll explained.
Carroll’s fully aware that Temora’s equipped with quality players and will do what it takes to ensure key players have as little ball time as possible.
“They have some quality forwards in Matt Harpley and Matt Wallis,” Carroll said.
“We need to win it out of the middle,” he said.
“That’s where the game will be won and lost.”
Carroll plans on starting 2014 Farrer League best and fairest Dean Pound in the ruck.
If Coleambally forge a comfortable lead Carroll will consider swapping in youngster Brendan Hardy who finished in Coleambally’s top players list last week.
“He’s worthy of another chance,” he said.
Carroll is confident that his forwards can convert, given the opportunity.
Blues forward Shane Pound has delivered consistently each week.
At this stage injured players Drew Kenna and Graham O’Connell will not return to the ground.
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