THE Greens have found themselves in a familiar position this weekend when they play for a spot in the league tag grand final.
Since the inception of the women’s league tag competition into Group 20, Leeton has had numerous successes and premierships.
Their tilt at the premiership hasn’t been an easy ride, with a season of some ups and downs.
However, in the second round the team gelled and started hitting their straps at the right time.
They have had two finals wins to date in what have both been do-or-die matches to land themselves in Sunday’s preliminary final against Yenda at No. 1 Oval.
Last weekend they took down the reigning premiers in the Hay Magpies in dominant fashion with a 16-0 victory.
Coach Jayke Stevenson was hopeful their impressive style of play against the Magpies would carry over into Sunday’s match.
“Our defence was definitely the key last weekend … to keep them from scoring was really good,” he said.
“It was something we had been working on, so it was good to see it all happen on the weekend.”
With Sunday’s match being held at No. 1 Oval, the home-ground advantage should give the Greens a leg up over the Blueheelers.
Leeton is yet to defeat Yenda this year, but Stevenson was confident his side had the will and man power to get over the line.
“The thing with us is we’ve basically been having to play our grand final every week because it’s been do-or-die for us,” he said.
“We’re used to the pressure and after wins we’re coming in holding our heads high.
“Yenda are coming off a loss to the Black and Whites, which they won’t be happy with.”
Stevenson said he would be looking for a full-team effort, but was expecting big matches from the likes of Georgia Everett, Madi Warburton and Gabby McGregor.
“Everyone will need to contribute,” he said.
“We should hopefully have a full 15.
“We’ve got the finals experience, so hopefully we can get the win.”
The league tag match will get underway at 12.40pm on Sunday.
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