Swifts win is a must

Swits will be looking to bounce back from two consecutive losses when they take on Noradjuha Quantong tomorrow.
Swits will be looking to bounce back from two consecutive losses when they take on Noradjuha Quantong tomorrow.

CKS SWIFTS will bolster their ranks with the return of four players as they look to get back onto the winning list in the Horsham District Football League tomorrow.

After consecutive losses to Kalkee and Edenhope/Apsley, Swifts will be desperate to take the points against Noradjuha Quantong at North Park.

Defender Owen Phillips, who missed last week's clash with concussion will return, while key forwards Julian Carr, Luke Mitchell and Josh Molan will able be available for tomorrow's clash.

Jake Goodes (knee) will be missing again.

Joint coach Ben Martin said it was vital Swifts bounce back after their two losses.

"It won't be easy, Noradjuha Quantong play North Park pretty well. We haven't beaten them at North Park for a couple of years, but we need to win this one to consolidate ourselves in the top three.

"If we did win all four remaining games we would finish second. Our goal is to finish second or third, whatever it is is not a real issue, but we need winning form.

"Winning form is good form and this would give us momentum going into the finals," Martin said.

He said consistency had been a big issue for Swifts this season.

"It is important we stay switched on for the entire quarter. We play some really good football, then for some reason we have a lapse. What we need is four quarters of consistent football.

"We have been turning the ball over through silly mistakes. We need to overcome this and need to make the most of our opportunities," Martin said.

The return of Julian Carr up forward should be a major boost for the Swifts. It was evident they fell down in attack in last week's loss to Edenhope Apsley. Ben Martin did kick three goals, but it was the onball brigade who shared in the remainder of the goals.

These onballers need to be at their best again tomorrow. Scott Carey, Isaac Rathgeber, Ricky Whitehead and Sean Mantell will have a big say in the outcome of this match.

Swifts needs to control the game and give their forwards the opportunity to kick a winning score.

In defence, Swifts have done well this season and these defenders will need to be on their game again tomorrow to hold out the Bombers.

Ben Martin said it was important Swifts showed respect for Noradjuha Quantong, despite the fact they have won only four games this season.

"When they have the football we must shut them down and when we have the football, we must hurt them going the other way.

"Noradjuha Quantong can't be underestimated, we need to pay them respect and we need to be on our game."

With Kalkee, Harrow Balmoral and now Edenhope Apsley all bearing down on Swifts in the battle for second and third spots, Swifts must win this North Park clash tomorrow.


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