CKS Swifts face tough encounter

Both CKS Swifts and Laharum have had the perfect start to the season making it to four wins without loss.

Both CKS Swifts and Laharum have had the perfect start to the season making it to four wins without loss.

HDFL - CKS Swifts will meet their toughest opposition of the Horsham District Football League when they come up against Laharum tomorrow.

Both Swifts and Laharum have had the perfect start to the season making it to four wins without loss.

Swifts have played a lot of the middle ranked teams where Laharum have played the bottom end of the ladder making it even more impressive that Swifts remain undefeated.

It will be Swifts second road trip for the season after a strong performance against Noradjuha-Quantong last week.

Joint coach Ben Martin believes it will be a big test for his young team.

"It will be a test for us, but there is no pressure," Martin said.

"People are not expecting us to win.

"We just go there give it our best and if we get up that's a huge positive for the club."

Swifts will welcome Julian Carr back into the line up and are hopeful Damien McDonald will also be able to return from a minor knee injury.

Swifts youngsters such as Sean Mantell, Zach Salmi and especially Rory Jones will all have their work cut out this weekend.

Jones will remain in the full back position and most likely take gun Laharum recruit, Dylan Parish.

Parish who played in several premierships for Horsham is renown for his goal kicking and is just one of three who play for Laharum who have had 100 goal seasons in the past.

Steve Argall, who had a stellar season last year has taken on some coaching responsibilities this year but it still expected to play an important role in tomorrow's game.

"If we get on top through the middle Argall might even push up into the ruck," Martin said.

It will be a game that is won or lost in the middle of the ground.

"Our young kids will certainly have a tough day, but I think they are up to the challenge.

"If we can use the ball well and hit up our forwards there is reason why we cant be competitive."

With both Carr and Martin standing at approximately 190 centimetres or six foot three on the old scale, Laharum will have some selection headaches of their own.

Last time the two teams met was three weeks before Laharum took out the Horsham District Premiership and their line up hasn't changed too significantly since then.

"Apart from Parish they are a similar team," Martin said.

"I would say we were a bit stiff to lose last time we met."

CKS Swifts players to watch tomorow will be Scott Carey, Paul Hanns and Jake Goodes as they continue to lead the way for the young players in putting their bodies on the line.

After the weekend one team will have suffered their first loss for season 2014.

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