Swifts out to show what they have got | Horsham District Football League 2017

Matt Healy takes a strong mark against Jeparit Rainbow. Picture: Trish Ralph.

Matt Healy takes a strong mark against Jeparit Rainbow. Picture: Trish Ralph.

Swifts will look to come out firing when they play Natimuk United on Saturday.

It has been three weeks since the Baggies last win, after successive losses and a week off over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. 

Swifts coach Scott Carey said his side is raring to go after the break.

“The week off has helped rejuvenate a couple of players who were a bit sore after a few tough games,” he said.

“We had a run around on Saturday morning at North Park which was important to keep us fresh.

The Baggies are one of five teams with four wins in the Horsham District Football League.

Carey said they want to break away from the pack and impose themselves on the competition.

“This game will make or break our season,” he said.

“We are serious about where we are going this season, and we want to show that this week.”

Natimuk are on of the sides with four wins, and are only nine per cent behind the Baggies.

The Rams are also coming off a loss, after going down to Kalkee before the break.

After losses to Southern Mallee and Jeparit Rainbow Carey said his side learned a significant amount on where they can improve.

“We are trying to adjust and change a few things that have not worked for us,” he said.

“We need to reduce basic skill errors that let us down in critical times.”

Carey said it is players like Ben Taylor who will be important to driving the team towards success.

“Ben has had a break out season,” he said.

“He has jumped ahead in leaps and bounds and has taken on a leadership role for us.”

Taylor has featured in the Baggies best in every game, including four second best and two best on ground performances.

Taylor has also contributed up front, kicking 10 goals in just seven games.

Carey said he remains confident his team can turn their season around and be a threat against the top teams.

“We are fully confident our squad can take it up to the best sides in the competition,” he said.

“Our players have to start to understand they are up to the standard required to play at this level.

“They have shown they have the capability, they just need to start to believe and be more confident.” 

Natimuk United host Swifts at the Natimuk Showgrounds from 2.20pm on Saturday, June 17.