Albion Park White Eagles in do-or-die match-up


With both sides clinging to slim finals hopes, Albion Park White Eagles and Tarrawanna's frustrating seasons will collide at Terry Reserve on Saturday.

Albion Park coach Steve Micevski.

Albion Park coach Steve Micevski.

Both have been in the running for a finals spot throughout the campaign, but have seen their grasp on the top five slip in crunch time.

Though they can both still make the top five mathematically, they'll need results to fall in their favour in the final two rounds.

But no result will be more crucial than their meeting on Saturday.

"It will be an interesting game. We are two teams who are probably hurting a bit from not having decent years and probably expectation at the start of the year," White Eagles coach Steve Micevski said.

"It hasn't panned out that way but hopefully it is a good spectacle for the spectators.

"We will go out there to win the game.

"We want to put in a good effort in front of the home fans."

White Eagles will need South Coast United or Port Kembla to lose all of their remaining games and win all of theirs to finish in the top five.

"We can only hope the other results go our way. When it gets to that stage, you don't want to get your hopes up too high," Micevski said.

"It was within our destiny for most of the season and we didn't take advantage of it for whatever reason. We are missing six regular first graders from our squad which puts a real dent in your aspirations to make the finals.

"They have been missing for a large part of the second half of the season but I am proud of the effort the boys have put in."

Wherever the White Eagles end up, the performance has been a vast improvement from 2013.

"From a club perspective it is a lot better than finishing second last," Micevski said.


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