Road trip to test CKS Swifts

HDFL - CKS Swifts look set to continue their winning streak as they make their first road trip in the Horsham District Football League tomorrow.

CKS Swifts Scott Carey gets a kick away during one of the team's early season clashes. Picture: MARK McMILLAN.

CKS Swifts Scott Carey gets a kick away during one of the team's early season clashes. Picture: MARK McMILLAN.

Prior to Easter, CKS Swifts had recorded a perfect 3-0 run with all three games being played at their home ground, North Park.

Tomorrow will be their first away game as they head to Noradjuha-Quantong.

Joint coach Ben Martin said it will be a good test for the young playing group.

"No doubt it will be a challenge for us," Martin said

"It's the first road game and we don't know how we will travel."

Swifts will go into the contest with their confidence up after their start to this season.

Having defeated two of the stronger teams in the competition in Kalkee and Edenhope-Apsley, it would be a shock loss if the Baggies were to go down to Noradjuha-Quantong.

Noradjuha-Quantong are however coming off a strong win over Pimpinio.

The Noradjuha-Quantong ground is similar to North Park, but CKS Swifts haven't been overly successful in the past.

Last year on the two occasions the teams met, it was the away team that gained the upper hand.

"Last year we played them twice," Martin said.

"They touched us up here and we did the same there."

Swifts will look to play the same game of football they have already displayed this year where they hunt the pack in numbers and run the ball.

Players who have played well in previous matches and are expected to play well again tomorrow from CKS Swifts are Sean Mantell and Jake Goodes.

Mantell has been influential in finding his own football and disposing of it at a high efficiency rate, while Jake Goodes consistently puts his head over the football.

In form Noradjuha-Quantong players include Brian Harrison who is coming off a nine goal game, Nathan Byrne, who has been amongst the best players each week and Samuel Weddell who will also need some attention.

"We just have to play exactly how we have the first three rounds," Martin said.

"There is no real pressure on us having played so well early.

"We are in a really good position at the minute."

Over the Easter period the CKS Swifts had a relatively normal training schedule with a light training held on the Thursday before Easter.

"We had a light training run leading into Easter," Martin said.

"We had good numbers and got a lot out of it, but it was just a bit more fun."

Last night the team gathered and had a short and sharp training session to focus on honing their skills.

Matt Healy will most likely return to the team, but the Swifts will lose Julian Carr and Damien McDonald to work commitments.

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