The Collie Eagles face an uphill task when they take on Augusta Margaret River on Sunday at the Collie Recreation Ground, in round six of the Dale Alcock Homes South West premiership season.
The Hawks are coming off a big win against Eaton, where the defending premiers kicked twenty goals, while the Eagles conceded twenty goals when they were defeated by Dunsborough.
Augusta Margaret River still sit outside the top five after losses to Busselton and Carey Park, and will be looking for a big result on Sunday to make their way into the five for the first time. Collie meanwhile, sit second last and dependent on the result of the match between Harvey Brunswick Leschenault and Eaton, could find themselves last at the end of the round.
Collie will go into the game with several players out with injury. “This week will be built on pure heart and soul, and willingness to compete for each other”, said coach Kade East. The Eagles have played twice at the Collie Recreation Ground this season against South Bunbury and Bunbury, and have been in both matches for large parts of the match, and certainly play at home much better than away in recent seasons.
The Eagles defence will come under plenty of pressure with the Hawks having multiple avenues to goal, with nine goal kickers last week, with Garry Moss and Jack Hick both kicking five goals.
The League match will start at 1.45pm.
Colts 9.55am, Reserves 11.50am, League 1.45pm
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