CKS Swifts to apply pressure

It has been a short and sweet turnaround since CKS Swifts last met Taylors Lake in the Horsham District Football League.

Scott Carey is an important player in the CKS Swifts line up.

Scott Carey is an important player in the CKS Swifts line up.

Just four rounds have passed since the two teams played, with Swifts taking the points with a margin of 68.

Prior to their round eight clash Swifts coaches had goals in place and that was to keep them below seven goals for the match.

Swifts did just that, but in the second quarter, they had a lapse and allowed the Lakers to kick five goals.

Ben Martin is hoping to rectify that tomorrow by playing four good quarters of football.

"We reached our goals, but we can't afford to let any team kick five goals in one quarter of football," Martin said.

"We are hoping that this weekend we can play four quarters of good pressure football. If our pressure is on the score will come."

After the hype and celebrations that led to last week's match it would not have been surprising if there was a lull around the group, but Martin assures otherwise.

"Apart from how cold they felt everyone was still really upbeat about playing and training," Martin said.

Last weekend saw a huge crowd in attendance for the 100 year celebrations, a crowd that won't be expected again until finals come round.

Ash Cowen has played just two games in the reserves since returning from his heavy athletics training load, but could be a possible inclusion into the senior side.

Damien McDonald will miss tomorrow's game with work commitments and given how he plays Cowen would be the perfect replacement.

Luke Mitchell may also be included in the team, but a decision is yet to be made.

Brett Hargreaves' name has been thrown around a bit as well with nothing to come of it as yet.

"We would love to have Brett back at Swifts," Martin said.

"He could be the last piece of the jigsaw we are looking for."

There is only a limited amount of time left for the agile big man to sign with the Swifts.

Tomorrow's match against Taylors Lake will be the last seemingly easy round for Swifts before they meet the top five contenders.

"We want to go into our break in good form," Martin said.

"Because after the break we take on Kalkee, Laharum and all the top five. It will be a tough five week period for us."

With the position they are currently in both coaches would be extremely disappointed if they were to drop out of the top three before finals start at the end of August.

Action will get underway tomorrow at 2.20pm at North Park.

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