Blues get ready for their AFLCW finals test against Orange

The Blues will take on the Orange Tigers at Bathurst's George Park in a minor semi-final. Photo: Anya Whitelaw
The Blues will take on the Orange Tigers at Bathurst's George Park in a minor semi-final. Photo: Anya Whitelaw

Overcoming the Orange Tigers' pace through the middle will be key to a Cowra Blues victory in Saturday's minor semi-finals, according to captain/co-coach Sarah Day.

The women's Blues side have finished fourth and will do battle against the Tigers in a do-or-die clash at Bathurst's George Park.

While the Blues, who finished with two wins for the season, will be decided underdogs against the third-placed Tigers, who finished with seven wins for the season, Day believed that negating their midfield would be key to a victory.

"They've got a very strong, fast midfield [and] they're quick out of the centre," Day said.

"We need to be wary of them."

Part of that, Day said, would be making sure her team impacts the score board, making the most of their opportunities when converting forward 50 entries into goals.

"Our aim this weekend, is to probably get better numbers on the board early on, that's where we've struggled throughout the year," she said.

"We've got the ball down to the forwards, it's just not getting through the goals."

Day's teammate Angela Worth was also keen to make note of her side's tackling ability, with the team's aggression key to its improvement this year.

"They're scared of us tackling," Worth boasted of her team's attack on their opponents, noting that the team's contested ball work will be crucial on Saturday.

"[It's] so they don't want to get the ball and we get the ball first," Day clarified.

Despite the sudden death nature of Saturday's final, both players, particularly Worth, were excited to share the occasion with their teammates.

"Having that team spirit, team environment, has given me the will to push further and enjoy the sport," Worth said.

"The girls have got my back, they're encouraging and supportive... I just want to play AFL forever, I'm truly thankful [for the Blues].

"I hope we win this weekend... just to show Cowra as a community this is what happens when a team pulls together and they've got each other's back."

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