Stop start season means no momentum for Wildcats

On the ball: Ricky Campbell in action for the Wildcats against Kempsey last weekend. No football will be played over the long weekend. Photo: Scott Calvin.
On the ball: Ricky Campbell in action for the Wildcats against Kempsey last weekend. No football will be played over the long weekend. Photo: Scott Calvin.

With a week off for the Football Mid North Coast Premier League this weekend, Wildcats coach Rod Bartley conceded that his side has struggled for momentum this season.

From a washed out match, FFA Cup inspired rescheduling and a forthcoming bye, Bartley said his side has had a “stop start season”. 

“Our momentum has been killed all year,” Rod said. 

The side had one training session this week.

Bartley said he is happy with how his side is working together at this stage of the season.

“We’ve got our combinations right,” he said.

With little wriggle room at the top of the table, Bartley said the Wildcats’ next three encounters are crucial.

They will take on Camden Haven, before a catch up game with Port United and then Port Saints.

“We need to get points in at least two of those games,” Rod said.

“That’ll put us in a good position.”

The Wildcats moved into third on table with their 2-0 win over Kempsey last round. 

They have 15 competition points alongside Kempsey but have scored more goals and a game in hand. 

The Premier League will return for round nine on June 16 when Wallis Lake will tackle Wauchope, Kempsey take on Macleay Valley, Tuncurry Forster host Port United and the Wildcats travel to meet Camden Haven.