COROWA captain Jarred Lane says the Roos enter today’s season-defining showdown against Wangaratta at Norm Minns Oval with an element of the unknown.
The Wangaratta Showgrounds haven’t been used since January 11 because of the recent NAB Challenge AFL clash between Richmond and Collingwood.
Lane said Corowa, which must win to keep its season alive, wasn’t entirely sure what to expect.
“It’s usually a good, even deck to play cricket on but I suppose you don’t know because nobody has played on it for a few weeks,” Lane said.
“I don’t think it will be too much of an issue.
“It’s always pretty good.”
There’s a stack of pressure on the Roos to perform in their Saturday-Sunday clash.
Corowa faces City Colts in the final round next weekend, with the winner almost certain to grab the final spot in the top four.
But the Roos must win this week to be any chance of doing that.
Lane isn’t stressing.
“It’s pretty simple, we’ve got to win,” he said.
“We won’t be looking to do anything too extraordinary.
“We should get a few back this week.”
The Roos will be hoping local rival Rutherglen United does them a favour today.
The Redlegs have Colts on the ropes at 5-55 as they chase 128.
A win for the Redlegs would open the door for next weekend’s final round showdown at Bill O’Callaghan Oval.
Ladder leader Bruck looks to be in the box seat against Whorouly-Gapsted.
The premiership favourite rolled the home team for 144 last week, thanks to 5-40 from Alex Marklew, and is 2-51 in response.
Chris Oates made 84 for Whorouly-Gapsted.
Yarrawonga-Mulwala is chasing 139 at Beechworth’s Baarmutha Park with 10 wickets in hand.
Greta needs a miracle against Myrtleford after being rolled for just 83 last Sunday and looks to be little chance of causing a shock upset.
The Saints are 1-26.
Rovers United has the bye.