Yoogali SC aren’t settling for second best as the race for first place heats up in the Griffith District Football Association first grade competition.
Nanjing Night Net

YSC’s opposition –Leeton United –are in quite a different predicament.

Leeton are just five points ahead of Griffith City as the two sides duke it out for the last spot in the finals.

“We want to get battle hardened and ready for the big games that are no doubt in store,” YSC captain-coach Luke Santolin said.

“We’re going to place a lot of emphasis on our structure and committing on those one percenters.”

Santolin said the minor premiership was a priority for the team.

“We see it as important and a real achievement to get it,” he said.

“We’re not going out there to drop any points.”

Leeton’s up and down season continued last week when they defeated Yoogali FC 8-1.

Leeton assistant coach Joe Trifogli said one player in particular had stepped up for the side in recent weeks.

“Mick Doolin (first gradecoach) has moved Danyon Arnold in the last few weeks and that really paid off on Sunday with him scoring a hat-trick,” Trifogli said.

“It was such a great team effort.

“We knew it was coming, especially with the week before where we had so many missed opportunities.”

Leeton will be bolstered by some fresh legs as its under 18s side isn’t scheduled to play on Sunday.

“That means we will have fresh reserves to call on,” Trifogli said.

“Our bench has been pretty depleted in the last few weeks.

“So having them there will be a bit of a boost for us.”

Santolin said they would wait until the last moment to decided on Sunday’s squad.

“There’s a few niggles around,” he said.

“We believe any team we put on the pitch can get us the win.

“It’s all about who comes down to training, who’s putting in and applying themselves.

“No one player is more important than the rest of the team.

“We want to put together a strong showing in front of our home crowd this week.”

The match is scheduled to kick off at 3pm at E W Moore Oval on Sunday.

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