Falcons eyeing Turtles' scalp
RUGBY: Alloway Falcons player/coach Nathan Freeman believes they can keep their The Waves Spring Cup grand final hopes alive by toppling the unbeaten Turtles in their ninth round clash on Friday night.
With four rounds to go, Falcons trail second placed West Barbarians by seven points, and Barbarians are almost certain to notch another win against the hapless Crushers in tonight's late game.
But Freeman is adamant second place is "still in (their) grasp".
"If we beat Turtles this week and Barbars next week, we will be rearing to go, and they are certainly not unbeatable - it was nil-all at half-time against them last time and we have worked on a few little strategies," Freeman said.
"I watched them play Barbars last week and I we've got a good shot - it's is do or die but this week we have really worked hard.
"We'll be back to our normal side although we may be without Kyle Galloway after he was concussed last week and he'd be a loss but Craig Bek and Corey Chapman have really come into their own - they are league converts but their rugby skills have really improved.
"To beat them we have got to keep it in the forwards and the only way is to muscle up - if it is loose, broken play their really come into their own.
"The big thing is we have to play rugby structure - that is a hole in their game where a team can beat Turtles and walk away with a win but hopefully it all comes together on the night."