Battling inconsistency, Saints try their luck

MYRTLEFORD skipper Geof Sundstrom admits the team’s inconsistent form this year has been frustrating.

The Saints will fight to keep their slim finals hopes alive today against another hopeful in City Colts.

“Consistency has been the problem for us this year,” Sundstrom said yesterday.

“We’ll go and beat a side up the top and then lose to one down the bottom.

“We’ve probably lost two or three games that we could have won.

“You win those games and all of a sudden you’re right up there but you lose them and it can prove the difference between making finals, or not.”

The Saints sit eighth on the table but are still in the mix for a top-four spot in what has been a nail-biting finals race.

But Sundstrom admits a spot in the finals looks unlikely.

“We’ll see what happens,” he said.

“Bruck are fourth at the moment and they’re in the box seat, for sure.

“We can’t do much about it.

“We’ll just control what we can control and see where that takes us.”

Sundstrom expects a fierce contest today.

“Colts are obviously a really good team. I’d say batting is their main strength,” he said.

““We played them earlier in the year on a really good deck and they got the runs three or four wickets down.

“We think we’ve got a good bowling attack, though.”

Yarrawonga-Mulwala should have little trouble accounting for Wangaratta Magpies.

Daniel Athanitis has been in scintillating touch for the Lakers recently, taking 13 wickets in the past two games.

Second-placed Beechworth will look to keep itself in top-spot contention with a win over Corowa.

Bruck should have far too much firepower for cellar-dwellars Greta and Whorouly-Gapsted likewise for Rovers United.

Rutherglen United has the bye.