Cobras fine tuning

Albanvale's Darren Borg. (Joe Mastroianni). 285241_05

Tara Murray

Albanvale will use the final few weeks of the Western Region Football League division 3 season to fine tune things ahead of finals.

The Cobras, who are in second spot have already secured a top two spot and double chance.

Cobras co-coach Andrew Bryson said it would be an exciting few weeks ahead.

“We’re definitely looking forward to the next few weeks and getting into finals and seeing where we are at,” he said.

“We play North Sunshine, Braybrook and Sunshine Heights and we need to see how they take each game.

“We’ll work on some key areas. We’re not wanting to drop any games or lose momentum over the next three weeks.”

The Cobras will face the Suns in the first week of the finals. Both sides have lost one game so far, one to each other.

The Suns won the most recent encounter, with Bryson saying the result gave them some areas to work on. The Suns won that by 64 points, after Albanvale won the first one by one point.

The teams only losses in the shortened 2021 season were also to each other.

“We will play them in the first week of finals and go in one-one,” Bryson said.

“They set up really well and we found a few areas to look at. There were a few things not working as well as we wanted them to.

“To beat them, you don’t have much room for error.”

Bryson said they had been working on some of those things since that match, but still had some work to do. He said they had seen some improvement.

He said it was the defensive end, where they needed to step it up.

“We’re pretty clear where we feel our strengths are,” he said. “We have the ability to score and score heavily.

“We have work to do defensively. We know how to attack, but we also have to be prepared to work hard defensively.

Speaking before the game against North Sunshine which they won easily, Bryson said he had been expected a tough challenge

He said the bottom side had improved and had some height that might challenge them.