Taylors Lake v Swifts

Swifts' Josh Newton, right, will return for the Baggies on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
Swifts' Josh Newton, right, will return for the Baggies on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Ground: Dock Lake Reserve, Saturday, 2.20pm.

Umpires: L. Campbell, K. Dalgleish and P. Shaw.

Last time they met: Round 15, 2013. Swifts 24.24 (168) d Taylors Lake 4.3 (27).

SWIFTS are ready to launch into the second half of their season with a road match against Taylors Lake on Saturday.

The Baggies will enter Dock Lake with a 6-1 record, which is good enough for second place on the ladder.

Coach Ben Martin said his side had ticked plenty of boxes in the first seven games, but still had a long way to go.

“We’ve had a review of where we’re at and set some new goals for the second half of the year,” he said.

“We’ve achieved what we wanted to do for the first half, but the second half is going to be much tougher with road games against some of the better sides.”

Martin said the team still needed to find a sharper mental edge.

“Laharum goes into the mindset against lower sides that they’re going to smash them, whereas our mindset is that we want to get a five-goal win,” he said.

“If we get the opportunity against Taylors Lake we have to put them away.”

Lakers coach Deek Roberts said his team was fresh from the interleague break and ready to put up a fight at home.

“I think the boys were pretty happy with the extra week off and it’s given a few of them a chance to get their bodies right,” he said.

“Swifts will be pretty hard at the footy and they’ve got some hard tacklers so we have to be disciplined and go at the footy ourselves.”

Dylan Carroll, Zac Anderson and Jeames Offer are all chances to return for the Lakers.

Aaron Chavasse played interleague at the weekend and is back for the Baggies after missing against Harrow-Balmoral.

He should be joined by Jake Goodes and Josh Newton.


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