Flag in their sights
NEW Norfolk is raring to get stuck into its final’s campaign this Saturday when they take on Lindisfarne at Boyer Oval.
With a round of finals done, the Eagles start their run at the premiership this weekend.
After finishing the season on top of the ladder New Norfolk earned a bye for the first week of finals.
The Eagles will take on Lindisfarne after the Two Blues beat Claremont on Saturday by 64 points.
The winner of Saturday’s semi-final will go straight through to the SFL grand final and leave the loser needing to beat the winner of the other semi-final to gain a spot in the grand final.
New Norfolk coach Matthew Smith was not surprised his side would be taking on Lindisfarne in the semi-final.
“It was no real surprise we are playing Lindisfarne,” Smith said. “They have been pretty good this year.”
Smith’s side is full of confidence with the Eagles being undefeated this season.
“We are always confident heading into games because we believe our best footy can beat anybody,” he said.
“We have been working on some stuff to get ready for this game. Having the week off has allowed us to do that and has given the guys a rest.”
The last time the two sides played was the final round of the home and away season. New Norfolk won by 42 points.
Given the reward on offer this Saturday Smith believes the game will be a harder contest compared to the two sides clash in round 18.
“It will be really different because there is a grand final spot to play for,” Smith said.
“Last time there was nothing on the line and neither of us could move positions on the ladder. This is a massive game and there is a lot at stake for both teams.”