The challenge still lies ahead for Diggers
DIGGERS is not letting its big win over Tinana in the Three Cities League last weekend make it complacent.
The side beat Tinana 9-2 after losing six and drawing one of its previous seven games.
But coach Craig Dewar said the difference on the day was that Tinana was probably not up to Division 1 standard.
"I guess we did have a good win on the scoreboard," he said.
Dewar said Diggers, which faces United Warriors in Hervey Bay tomorrow, was still well down on player numbers.
"We've got eight or nine Division 1 players that are not available," he said.
Dewar said he was expecting a difficult game against United Warriors.
"It's a must-win game and we'll see if the group can stand up to the test," he said.
Dewar said they had not been doing anything different in training this week.
"Because of the lack of numbers we've just been doing the simple stuff," he said.
"Just the normal drills.
"We're hoping to have fun."
Dewar said the away game would not help them.
"We've had a bit of a struggle with away games," he said.
"We seem a bit tired, I don't know if it's because of the travel."
Dewar said in the past three games Diggers had been in control most of the time.
"It's just been in the last 10 minutes of the games we lost it," he said.
Dewar said he expected getting Division 1 players to Hervey Bay could be a problem.
"We're probably and older sort of side so we've got a lot of young parents in the team," he said.
"It makes it difficult for people to go away week after week."
Dewar said the team had been getting a lot of help from Division 2 and Division 3 players to make up the numbers.
"Most of the time we just have one player on the bench," he said.
"This weekend we might just have the 11, or maybe one player on the bench.
Diggers is sitting ninth out of 12 teams on the league table, and Dewar said they were still a chance to make the semi-finals.
"One loss to another team and we'll be out of it I think," he said.
"Hopefully it all goes well.
"Considering our lack of numbers we've still been competitive."