WFL - Stawell Westlift Warriors will not be part of the Wimmera Football League finals series, but they do have one important challenge ahead of them and that is to win their final encounter for the season.
Warriors 2013 season comes to an end tomorrow when they clash with the Warrack Eagles at Central Park and they will be coming off the back of their third win of the season last week against the Horsham Diggers.
Warriors joint coach Jamie Solyom said the end result of a 38 points win against the Diggers was pleasing.
"The heavy conditions brought the Diggers bigger bodies into the game early, but in the end our run won through. Had the conditions been drier I think we could have won by a bigger margin," he said.
Solyom also said he was happy Warriors forward line did show some spark. He had been critical of them in previous matches.
"When Andrew Cameron came on he created a lot of energy and Todd Matthews kicked four goals which was a good effort in the conditions," he said.
Solyom will be looking for more of the same tomorrow from his forwards.
"We are going to throw everything at them (Warrack Eagles), to give us our best shot to win.
"They will be desperate to win as they need to win to hold third spot and get the double chance, but we will be looking to put a stop to that," he said.
Solyom did concede the Warrack Eagles present a fit and well drilled unit, with potential match winners all over the ground.
He singled out the likes of Peter Weir at full forward as one of these potential match winners.
"Young Jackson Dark will get the job on him, he gets the job on the best opposition forward each week and he gets the job done," Solyom said.
He said midfielders Ben Spicer and Ben Harrision had the ability to pick up a lot of possessions and Eagles coach Tim Inkster had the ability to control the match.
Solyom said it was going to be a big task for his youngsters to pull this one off.
"We will need to man up, to be accountable and to back our own ability.
"We can't afford to be too defensive, we need to try and win the game, that's our aim," he said.
Warriors will need the likes of joint coach Shane Field, onballers Tom Eckel and Cam Kimber, running defenders Zac Marrow and Jackson Dark and key forward Todd Matthews to be on their game.
With these players leading the way and others lifting Warriors may well be up for this big challenge.
Young forward Tom O'Neill will be missing tomorrow with an achilles injury, but Solyom is confident Ben Harbinson will make a return.
"It would be an ideal finish to the season, to win this clash tomorrow," Solyom said.