DUNTRYLEAGUE will head into each of the four Central West District Golf Association pennants finals confident of etching the club’s names into the history books.
Having already done what few before them have in qualifying for deciders in divisions one, two, three and four, Duntryleague will travel to Wellington on Sunday looking to go one step further and win each of the grand finals.
Undefeated throughout this season, Duntryleague’s division one outfit will play Mudgee tomorrow while Forbes (division two), Dubbo (division three) and Parkes (division four) will provide the club’s lower grades with one final hurdle.
Stepping in for division one skipper Rob Parfett yesterday, Robert Payne was very direct when pressed just how tough Duntryleague’s top team will be to beat over in Wellington.
“We’re going to kick their arse,” Payne fired.
“We’re going there for a win. We haven’t had a loss all year so we’re pretty confident. Wellington is my home track. I was born and bred at Wellington and plenty of the team have played there plenty of times.
“We’re confident without being over confident.”
“We’re going to kick their arse ... we’re confident without being over confident"
Division two skip David Corby was a little more reserved in his responses, especially given Forbes has already defeated his pennants team in 2014.
“They beat us in the second round in Cowra,” Corby explained.
“The weather conditions weren’t much chop that day, it was fairly steamy over there. We’ll be a fair chance though, we played (at) Wellington Saturday and Sunday last week with the play-off.
“We’ve played it twice in the last week and we’ll get another shot on Sunday.”
Securing a final berth courtesy of a 3-2 win over Bathurst in last week’s semi-final, division three skipper Marco Pasquali believes tomorrow’s clash with Dubbo is even money.
“Looking at their form I think it’s pretty much on par with the way we’ve been going,” he said.
“It’s a fairly even match-up.”
While taking a leaf out of the Payne pre-game handbook, division four captain Steve Gander was very confident in his team’s ability ahead of the big one.
“We’ll win,” Gander said without blinking.
“We’re playing Parkes. We had a really good team effort, played all eight players to qualify and we’ll have our strongest team on Sunday.”
Sunday’s pennants finals will be held in Wellington.