Pengilly calls for attitude shift as struggling Confederates target Blue Jays

LIFT: Feds gun Georgia Parr in action during her side's 6-0 loss to Kinross-CYMS last round. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER 0531lsfeds1

LIFT: Feds gun Georgia Parr in action during her side's 6-0 loss to Kinross-CYMS last round. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER 0531lsfeds1

LANGUISHING on the bottom of the 2014 women’s Premier League Hockey ladder and coming off the back of a 6-0 loss in their last match, Confederates coach Mark Pengilly is urging the red and blues to improve their attitude ahead of Saturday’s game against Dubbo.

Feds host the Blue Jays from 2.35pm at the Orange Hockey Centre today and Pengilly says after a promising start to the season his side must begin to turn promise into results if the club is to save face and chalk up some much needed wins before the end of their 2014 campaign.

And, for Pengilly, it all starts in the head.

“Hopefully the girls have got a better attitude after the drubbing they received from (Kinross-CYMS),” Pengilly said looking back at their last start before the long weekend general bye.

“Our goal over the back half of the season is just to try and win a couple of games and just keep playing the kind of hockey we want.

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“We’ve got to try and maintain our intensity over the course of the entire game.”

Making that gig somewhat harder will be the notable absence of young gun Gracie Evans.

In her leave, Pengilly has handed women’s PLH debuts to Tiff Davidson and Eva Reith-Snare and is hoping their blooding, along with the return of Annie Pakinga and Sarah Kelly to the forwards and midfield respectively, will translate into more attacking opportunities for the bottom-placed Feds.

“We’ll be trying. Dubbo is a pretty quick team,” he said.

“If we play to our potential then we’re capable and we’ll be able to give them a bit of a hurry up.

“Hopefully we can get a bit of a link between our defence and attack and create a few opportunities in front of goal for the girls.”

Feds host the Blue Jays from 2.35pm on Saturday.

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