Best test for Wingham Warriors

WINGHAM Warriors coach John Bevitt said he'll know where his side is standing in the Football Mid North Coast Premier League after tomorrow's game against Wallis Lake at Wingham.

The Warriors have opened the season with two draws. Wingham led last week's encounter against Camden Haven at Laurieton until late in the second stanza.

While Camden Haven and first game opponents Taree were formidable opposition, Bevitt believes Wallis Lake will be the team to beat this year.

"They're the rumours I'm hearing,'' he said.

"Like us they also have a Newcastle contingent who have been used to playing in a stronger competition.

"So after this game I'll have an idea where we're at.''

Bevitt recalls that last year Wingham made a promising start in the opening two games but a heavy loss in the third saw the side slide down the ladder. However, he's confident there won't be a repeat this season.

"The difference is we're all training as a unit,'' he said.

The Warriors still have four players travelling from Newcastle each week, however, they meet each Wednesday night for a session with reserve grade coach Andrew Maitland. This wasn't the case during the 2013 campaign.

Bevitt said newcomer Kynan Groundwater, Ndabenzinhle Nyathi and Alex Ihlow have been the stand outs for the Warriors in the opening two games.

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