Depleted Arrows nothing to lose
IT may be a case of age versus youth this weekend as Arrow Athletics come to grips with their fate in the lead-up to their clash with the Rovers this weekend.
President and player of Arrow Athletics, John Kirchner said, not having enough permanent players had contributed to his team’s losses during the season.
“The team is a struggling unit at the moment, we don’t have enough young strong legs running around,” he said.
Kirchner said, although it will make no difference to the ranking, if they are defeated by the Rovers, they will not go down without a fight.
“We play for pride and we know what we’re building towards,” he said.
“No club should take us easily.”
The improvement of fullback Patrick Maike will give the Arrows the opportunity to give the other team a “decent game”.
“Maike’s starting to get his touch back. He’s getting into form and will be a big help to pick the defence up a little bit,” said Kirchner.
Rovers’ coach Niki Russell said work commitments had seen defenders Josh Crow and Michael Garrett absent for today’s game.
“When the guys are away working it puts a lot of pressure on the team but thankfully the division two men have stepped up and helped us out,” she said.
The game will be played at Hinkler Park, today at 7.15pm.