Eels wary of Panther onslaught

EELS stalwart Neena Walker has warned her high-flying North Bundaberg Moray Eels side not to take Western Suburbs Panthers for granted this weekend.

The Eels out-fielder will be missing from tomorrow's clash because of family commitments after helping Eels in a come-from-behind win over United last week.

But she has told her team-mates not to get carried away with beating the premiers in last week's grand final replay.

“Wests are a team you never want to take for granted because they can be dangerous,” she said.

“The girls will take a lot out of next week's match, but they have to keep their foot on the pedal this weekend.”

Eels proved they could match it with anyone in the competition last week when they chased down United for a victory at Frank Coulthard Oval.

Staring at a 4-1 deficit in the first innings, Eels turned the match around to finish the game 11-6.

“That gave us confidence that we can beat the best teams in the competition when we are on our game,” she said.

“And we can chase down a lead to do it.”

Panthers were disappointing last week in an 18-6 loss to South Sluggers.

South will look to build momentum from that win when they take on United in tomorrow's afternoon match.



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