THEY’VE beaten Dookie United both times they’ve met this season, however, Rennie coach Ryan Forsyth isn’t taking anything for granted when the Hoppers take on United in Sunday’s elimination final.
In a rollercoaster season for the Hoppers, Dookie United is one of just two teams Rennie has a perfect record against this year.
Winless Katandra is the other.
And while the Hoppers have every reason to be confident, given their record, Forsyth said that meant little come Sunday.
“Maybe there’s a little bit of confidence gained but we are playing them at Dookie,” Forsyth said.
“Everybody knows that they play their own ground really well.”
The Hoppers won six of their final eight games to scrap into the top-five and Forsyth is on edge about a potential finals let-up.
He doesn’t want his team to settle for a finals appearance.
“We worked very hard to get here and had a tough run to make it,” he said.
“Making finals was a bit of a reward for that effort but we don’t want to stop now.
“We want to take a few scalps.”
Meanwhile, in Saturday’s qualifying final, Waaia will go in narrow favourites at home when the Bombers host Shepparton East.
In the North West, the final five is set with a round to play.
Plenty of interest, though, will centre around Jerilderie’s final round clash at home against in-form Deniliquin Rovers.
The Demons, who sit on top of the ladder, are showing signs they aren’t as strong as they were earlier in the season.
Blighty, Berrigan and Strathmerton should all record wins.