IF Hawkettes coach Tenielle Hill was looking for a tune up before what the side’s toughest assignment of 2012, she got it in the form of a 38-6 thrashing of the Cowra Magpies in Lithgow last weekend.
“The girls just need to turn up and play like they did last weekend,” Hill said ahead of tomorrow’s Group 10 women’s league tag preliminary final clash with Bathurst Panthers at Wade Park.
“We need to make sure we mix up our attacking game, do the moves we’ve practiced at training and make sure we’re on the ball in defence.
“Panthers are a really strong attacking team. We just have to defend well and get their tags.”
To be fair, Panthers are probably unlucky not to have secured the first place in the women’s league tag decider, after going down in extra time to Bathurst St Pat’s in the major semi-final last weekend.
Still, Hill believes her side can be the next team to earn a berth in the decider.
“I’m confident to a degree,” she grinned.
“If they turn up and play like they did last weekend then I’m confident we can get away with the win.”
It’s a lot easier said than done.
The Hawkettes struggled last time they played Panthers, going down 22-10.
But last weekend’s demolition of Cowra has worked wonders with the side. Hill said the key to success was teamwork.
“We worked as a team. As soon as we do that, they all play well and that gets us over the line, Hill said”
The league tag preliminary final begins at 10am tomorrow at Wade Park.