Hanwood White are preparing for what they believe could be one of the toughest game of the season so far when they take on Hanwood Blue.
Knowing finals are just around the corner coach of Hanwood White Jason Bertacco said his sides were taking no risks.
“We are going to have a couple out with niggles and on two yellow cards that we won’t take any chances on this weekend,” he said.
“We will set up a team based on that which should be able to take them on.”
Both sides are still playing for key positions heading into finals which Bertacco believes will add to the occasion.
“It’s going to be a tough one for us,” he said.
“The minor premiership is still on the line for us, and the other boys are still in a fight for their top four position.
“It was probably our toughest game we played in the first round of fixtures, and I am expecting the same this weekend.”
Hanwood White are coming into the game after a 4-2 win over Griffith City One, and Bertacco praised the opposition's performance.
“It was a great game against the City boys,” he said.
“They are a young and fit side, and it was a good test for our boys.
“They came out of the box quickly and for us to fight back was really positive.
“It was a full squad effort from the boys with those who came off the bench making an impact and they will be looking to get a start this weekend.”
With finals approaching Bertacco knows his side cannot be predictable heading into the do-or-die part of the season.
“We have been working on some new structures to be a bit less predictable,” he said.
“Fingers crossed everything will come together, and everyone will be fit.”
In the meeting between the two sides earlier in the year, it was Hanwood White who came away with a 2-0 win.
The game between the two Hanwood sides will take centre stage at Coro Club Oval at 1pm on Sunday.
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