Stawell Warriors building on form

Warriors onballer Jesse Eckel manages to get a handball away during Stawell Warriors clash against Nhill at Central Park. Picture: MARK McMILLAN.

Warriors onballer Jesse Eckel manages to get a handball away during Stawell Warriors clash against Nhill at Central Park. Picture: MARK McMILLAN.

WFL - Westlift Stawell Warriors take winning form into their important Wimmera Football League clash against the Warrack Eagles at Warracknabeal tomorrow.

The Eagles are two from three this season and included in the wins was last week's big result over the reigning premiers Dimboola.

Warriors coach Brad Cassidy said tomorrow's clash would be a real challenge for his team.

"It has been four years since Warriors have beaten Warrack, so this in itself is a challenge," Cassidy said.

Good news for Warriors is that there was no major injuries coming out of last week's Nhill win.

"The Nhill clash was a physical contest and coming off a five day break a number of players did pull up sore, but there was nothing major and I expect everyone to be okay for tomorrow's clash, " Brad Cassidy said.

Cassidy said he expected Warriors will go into tomorrow's clash with an unchanged line up.

"This is good and it shows good signs for us to go into the clash with an unchanged line up," he said.

Cassidy was also pleased with the mature approach of his players against Nhill and said now it was important the players built on this.

"It is the best we have played this season and this week we need to build on that to make this game the best we have played this season.

Knowing the strength of the Eagles, Cassidy said it was important his players worked on their tackling, pressure and accountability, things they have been working on at training and now need to take them to game day.

"Warrack will move the ball quickly and switch play and we need to counter this. How we defend will be important, when we don't have the ball we must concentrate on our game.

"If we do this we can get a winning result," he said.

Young onballer Tom Eckel has been in career best form in the three games this season and he will be looking to lead the way for Warriors again tomorrow.

Eckel will need support from the likes of Cam Kimber, Jackson Dark and big men Jorah Margetson and Shane Field, isfWarriors are to get first use of the football against the Eagles, which will be vital to any winning hopes Warriors hold.

Cassidy said he was pleased with the way new key players Todd Cleary and Chris Ford were settling in, while the players who travel each week, were also improving as the season progresses.

Countering Warrack's key players will be important. If Warriors can stop the Eagles run, they are a chance to continue on their winning way.

It is a big challenge for the young Warriors. but on form a challenge that is not beyond them.

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