Wests Titans keep focus on own game in chase for top four spot

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Wests' Titians Vanessa Sturman in action against the Vipers. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN.

Wests' Titians Vanessa Sturman in action against the Vipers. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN.

Wests coach Kay Buckley will keep her squad's steely focus on their own destiny in the final round of the premier league on Saturday.

The Titans have made a late charge for the finals after being unbeaten in their past four games, but they need one more win to guarantee their spot in the top four.

They meet the second-placed Brindles on Saturday with the knowledge their rivals for fourth spot, Corrimal RSL Cadets, are more than likely going to grab the points in a match with wooden-spooners Woonona McDonald's.

"We have to worry about our job. We can't do too much about the opposition," Buckley said.

"We have to keep our mind in the game for four quarters."

Wests' Titians goal shooter Jess Davis in action against the Vipers. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN.

Wests' Titians goal shooter Jess Davis in action against the Vipers. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN.

Wests have improved their focus in recent weeks and have profited with three wins and a draw to revive their title aspirations.

Last weekend they beat Woonona WBRSL 51-23.

"Our defensive end stood up, like every week, last week. They performed really well and worked well as a unit and our attack end was a lot more efficient," Buckley said.

The win ensures the Titans will head into Saturday's pivotal showdown with Brindles on a high.

"We have risen to the challenge but it is a big one this weekend. [Brindles] are a bit tougher opposition to what we have been playing," Buckley said.

"For us, because we are small, we have to play a short sharp game and rely on our foot speed and hand skills."

In other matches last week, Vipers wrapped up top spot with a 55-32 win over Corrimal RSL Cadets, Brindles beat top-four rivals SMJ 58-33 and Dapto Storm beat Woonona McDonald's 56-33.

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