Ground: Dock Lake Reserve, tomorrow, 2.20pm.
Umpires: Not supplied.
Last time they met: Round 16, 2013. Edenhope-Apsley 20.16 (136) d Taylors Lake 3.0 (18).
TAYLORS Lake coach Deek Roberts is hopeful his side can produce its best football against Edenhope-Apsley on Saturday.
Roberts said the Lakers had dropped four consecutive games since round one, but had slowly improved each week.
After a total capitulation to Laharum in round two, the Lakers have slowly been building consistency, culminating in a solid three-quarter effort against Harrow-Balmoral at the weekend.
Roberts said his side believed it could beat the Saints tomorrow if it played well for four quarters. “I think every team’s aim is to play good footy for the entire day and have a win,” he said.
“It’s been a good couple of weeks for our development, so this week we want to focus on winning the footy first and not taking a step backwards.
“If we get back to where our pressure was against Harrow, we’ll give ourselves a chance.”
Saints coach Grant Coxon said his side needed to exploit its height advantage against the small-bodied Lakers.
“If conditions are a bit dryer we hope we’ll be able to handle them,” he said.
“Wet-weather football last week against Pimpinio didn’t favour us as much, but we still had 30 scoring shots.
“You can never take these games lightly though, because sides that are lower down on the ladder usually set themselves to play against higher sides.”
Roberts said the likes of Zac Anderson, Dylan Carroll and Craig Britten could come into selection contention.
Saint Shayne Williams remains questionable as he deals with a groin injury, but Coxon said the rest of the team was healthy and available.