Losing does not sit well with Sunbury.
North Ballarat City upset the minor premier in last week’s Ballarat Football Netball League A grade qualifying final and coach Adam Boldiston says his girls are fiercely awaiting its chance to redeem on Saturday against Lake Wendouree.
Interestingly, Lakers caused Sunbury’s only other loss for the season – in the final round – although the Lions were without some key personnel. Boldiston said his team would be back to full strength and was confident there would be no repeat of last week in the remainder of its finals campaign, left to rue a costly 15-5 quarter-time deficit.
“Losses don’t sit well with them,” Boldiston said.
“I said to them after the game, be disappointed because you didn’t play as well as you’re capable of. But know when you actually did execute your skills and the gameplan, you were able to match it. They are all seasoned campaigners when it comes to finals, they won’t let that happen again, we need to assert our dominance early and not be in chase positions.
“My girls are really fired up to have a good performance and fired up to have everyone available.”
Meanwhile East Point faces North Ballarat City with the winner advancing to the grand final.
The Kangaroos knocked out Sebastopol last week and now has a great opportunity to make it to the final dance.
Coach Jo McMillan said her side would need to play much better this time around against a North side full of confidence after making a statement against Sunbury.
McMillan said it was important to convert its good work and make sure if it does get on top that it does not relinquish the momentum or have any lapses, while she felt the match would be decided through the mid-court.
In the Ballarat Football League finals, East Point and Melton will tussle for a spot in the grand final while North Ballarat City and Darley will be looking to keep their seasons alive.