After a couple of tough encounters in recent weeks, the long weekend came at a good time for Darlington Point Coleambally.
It was a good time to get back into action as they prepare to return home to take on Yanco-Wamoon.
Coach Ryan McGoldrick said his boys were ready to hit the ground running.
“We should be in pretty good shape,” he said
“They all turned up to training and we looking fired up and ready to go again.”
DPC has started the season well with strong defence having conceded the least point of any teams in the competition and find themselves fighting for top spot.
While the defensive end has largely worked well, it has been putting points on which has been difficult at times.
“All of our games and even the ones we have lost we have been pretty strong at the back,” he said.
“On the other side we haven’t been able to put points on teams and we have probably got lucky on a couple of occasions.
On the other side we haven’t been able to put points on teams and we have probably got lucky on a couple of occasions.
“Leeton we only one by a point and we were probably lucky to get a win against Waratahs.
“If those games had gone the other way we could be in a much different position.”
Looking forward to their game against the Hawks on the weekend McGoldrick is expecting to be tested.
“In the time that I have been here they have always been a tough opponent,” he said.
“They have been travelling well this year in a pretty tight competition.
“Any team on their day has the ability to beat their opposition.”
McGoldrick said it is important for his side to pick up as many points as possible in the three games they have before the bye where they take on Black and Whites and Hay after the Hawks.
The side is looking fairly strong heading into the game with only one long-term injury hanging over their heads.
“Our hooker Drew Hopwood is still out,” he said.
“Ben Mahon played well when he stepped in last week, so hopefully he can do the same this weekend.”
McGoldrick pointed to the Hawks’ forward pack as the key area of concern for the Roosters saying they have been rolling along well and it will be up to his pack to match them.
The action over at Darlington Point Sportsground will get underway at 11.10am with the under 18s before firsts start at around 3pm.