Swifts out to show what its has got when the side travels to Natimuk

LEADER: Ryan Folkes of the Swifts directs his teammates on the field. Folkes has been important for the Baggies playing in midfield and defence.
LEADER: Ryan Folkes of the Swifts directs his teammates on the field. Folkes has been important for the Baggies playing in midfield and defence.

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 at the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. 

Swifts coach Scott Carey said his side was 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, Stawell, which was important to keep us fresh.

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

Carey said they wanted 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 is one of the sides with four wins, and is 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 Giants and Jeparit-Rainbow, Carey said his side learned a significant amount about where they could improve.

“We are trying to adjust and change a few things that have not worked for us. We need to reduce basic skill errors that let us down in critical times,” he said.

Carey said it was players like Ben Taylor would be important to driving the team towards success.

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