THE Tathra Sea Eagles’ dominant streak in the Sapphire Coast AFL season looks set to continue tomorrow.
The undefeated Sea Eagles laid claim to the minor premiership weeks before the conclusion of the home and away season and stand high above their opponents statistically.
Playing-coach Luke Taylor has his team well-drilled for the Eagles’ contest with the Merimbula Diggers tomorrow.
“It’s an exciting time of the year,” Taylor said.
Taylor said his squad had been training hard and working on its game plan in the lead up to the finals series.
“It’s about getting our game plan right.
“But things do pop up and you have to change it around,” he said.
Taylor said his starting line- up was basically as he wanted it, but wasn’t taking any chances on the day.
“Our side is pretty set in stone, but things can always happen.”
Taylor said Merimbula always gives them a strong contest.
“They play a better brand of footy when they go up against us,” he said.
Taylor said he wasn’t concerned who his team came up against, that Tathra’s training had been kicking in the right part of the season.
“We always train like we want to play,” Taylor said.
“Even if you get tired, all the training just kicks in and you know what you’ve got to do,” he said.
Taylor said the team had not talked about their undefeated streak and that they were focusing hard on playing good football in the finals series.
“It’s not something we talk about,” Taylor said.
“You don’t want to be the team that goes undefeated then gets knocked out in the finals.
“We’ve just got bigger things on our minds,” he said.
Taylor said he was excited to see some good talent up and coming through the younger ranks and the reserve grade.
“A few players have been a bit left-field, but they come and do their jobs,” he said.
“It opens up opportunities for some other guys to come in.”