Taree Wildcats chase vital points

Taree's Lucas Mepham evades a defender during a Football Mid North Coast Premier League clash this season. The Wildcats meet Kempsey Saints at Kempsey on Saturday.

Taree's Lucas Mepham evades a defender during a Football Mid North Coast Premier League clash this season. The Wildcats meet Kempsey Saints at Kempsey on Saturday.

AN underdone Taree Wildcats will be desperate for points in the Football Mid North Coast Premier League clash against Kempsey Saints at Kempsey tomorrow.

The Wildcats haven’t trained this week as Omaru Park has been closed following continued wet weather. 

Coach Rod Bartley said Kempsey’s form has been inconsistent, but he’s expecting a tough game. He added the Kempsey area hasn’t had as much rain this week as the Manning and he understands Saints have had a better preparation as they've been able to get onto the paddock..

On a positive note Bartley expects to have his best side on the field for the first time this year.

“As far as I know everyone is right,’’ he said.

Bartley said lapses in concentration have cost his side dearly this year.

“We’re not playing for the full 90 minutes and that’s disappointing,’' he said.

While the Wildcats have been inconsistent in the first round, Bartley is confident they can turn that around in round two.

“We play the majority of games at home so that’s a big advantage,’’ he said.

TAREE Wildcats and Port Saints officials will now look for another date to play the Football Mid North Coast Premier League fixture.

Rain ruled out the attempt to play the game in Port Macquarie this week.

The match was originally postponed because of Taree’s commitments in the FFA Cup round in Coffs Harbour last month.

Taree coach Rod Bartley admits he has no idea when the encounter will now be scheduled.

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