Corowa-Rutherglen coach Georgie Bruce says the Roos must concentrate for four quarters to defeat Albury in their season-defining clash at John Foord Oval on Saturday.
“We can’t afford lapses,” Bruce said.
“The girls have probably been playing 95 to 97 per cent of each quarter.
“But if you times that small percentage by four it really adds up over an entire game.
“Saturday is about staying true to our plan.”
Albury is sitting in fifth position on the ladder with 28 premiership points, with Corowa-Rutherglen trailing the Tigers by percentage.
The clash is vitally important for the Roos as they have a tougher run home.
Corowa-Rutherglen play Yarrawonga, Wodonga and North Albury in the final three rounds while Albury take on Wodonga, Wangaratta Rovers and Lavington.
“It’s an important game,” she said.
“We are playing for sheep stations this week but at the same time there are still four rounds left.
“The girls have been going pretty well.”
Corowa-Rutherglen defeated Albury by eight goals earlier in the season.
“It was a close one earlier in the season and we expect another game like that,” she said.
“They are a good side.”
In Saturday’s other match, Wangaratta will start raging favourites against Wodonga at John Flower Oval.
The Magpies have beaten Corowa-Rutherglen and Yarrawonga in their last two matches with Issy Byrne and Hannah Grady in good form.
Three matches will be played next weekend.
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