Eagles chase flying start following break

SOUTH COAST CRICKET

Albion Park are keen to maintain their good form at the back end of 2013 when the South Coast competition resumes on Saturday.

Park have lost just once since November and skipper Adam Coughlan hopes his side's momentum keeps flowing to start 2014.

"We played pretty ordinary to start the one-dayers but then towards the end we beat Lake Illawarra and got two other wins as well. Hopefully that form carries over," he said.

"We have all been playing well together as a squad, so it would be good to continue that form.

"It all builds [the performances] and then hopefully it progresses into wins."

Today's round will see the two-day competition move back into focus as Coughlan's men play the league leaders in the longer format - Shellharbour - at Tom Willoughby Oval.

Despite some wayward form in the one-day competition, Shellharbour remain two from two in two-day cricket.

But Coughlan is confident his side can put them to the test.

"We have got a few guys out but we should have a decent side to be competitive for the week and the rest of the competition," he said.

"They have been playing pretty good in all forms in the season so far.

"We had a good win over them in the Twenty20, so hopefully that form can carry over and we can get the same result on the weekend."

Shellharbour captain Ben Mitchell, who leads the league in wickets (27 at 8.52) should help make that task difficult for a Park side missing Clint MacKenzie and Steve Hopkins.

Elsewhere, Lake Illawarra meet Kiama at Howard Fowles Oval, while Oak Flats play Gerringong-Jamberoo at Geoff Shaw Oval.

At Oakleigh Park, Kookas will look to push their claims against The Rail.

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