Big V Preview – Round 14
DIVISION 1 MEN
V Sunbury Jets, Saturday 30th June 2018 @ 7.00pm, Boardman Stadium
Last chance saloon has arrived for our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Men tonight as they head to Sunbury in a must win contest.
With just a slim glimmer of light peeking in the crack of the finals door, the Supercats must win this one and keep on winning all the way to the line.
It hasn’t been the best of seasons for the Jets as they sit near the bottom of the table, however, this is a danger game for the Supercats as the hosts would love nothing better than to knock us off on their home court.
For the Supercats it will be about the output of Lewie Varley, Kyle Meyer and Emerson Varley as to how they come out of this one. If they see plenty of the ball and the basket, then the points should be coming Geelong’s way.
DIVISION 1 WOMEN
v Western Port Steelers, Saturday 30th June 2018 @ 6.00pm, David Collings Leisure Centre
v Casey Cavaliers, Sunday 1st July 2018 @ 2.00pm, AWA Alliance Bank Stadium
After having the weekend off last round, the Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Women have a challenging double header weekend in front of them.
Tonight they travel all the way to Mornington to play the Western Port Steelers before returning home to host the Casey Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon.
With the Supercats sneaking into sixth spot on the ladder, this is an important weekend for them if they are to make it to the post-season.
Geelong easily accounted for the Steelers when they last met at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium to the tune of 34 points and will be hopeful of a similar result here, however, Western Port will be buoyed by their win over the Cavaliers last weekend, a rare patch of sunshine in a difficult season for them.
The other down side for that for Geelong is that second placed Casey will be none too pleased with that effort last week and will be keen to come out and put that behind them, with the added bonus of having tonight off to sit back and take things easy.
If the Steelers make the Supercats work hard tonight, then there may be a few heavy legs going down the stretch tomorrow afternoon.
The good news for Geelong is that they managed to beat the Cav’s last time they met earlier in the season by 3 points so the Supercats know that it is possible to knock Casey over.
Make it two from two for the weekend and suddenly, Geelong are right in the hunt!
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 WOMEN
V McKinnon Cougars, Sunday 30th June 2018 @ 12.00 noon, AWA Alliance Bank Stadium
A danger game is looming for our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Women tomorrow as they host the McKinnon Cougars at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium.
The Cougars are still in the pack fighting for finals spots and with only a couple of rounds left before the finals, every win is needed.
For Geelong, they will need to fight hard and show that they are one of the top sides in this years competition and come away with a win.
Last week was a good solid performance for the Supercats, with a good spread of contributors and that will need to happen again tomorrow as that is the key to being a top side, that the load is shared across the board.
If Amy Troy and Holly Robinson can continue on their upwards trajectory and compliment the likes of Jaimee Crombie, Lydia Gasparini and Carly Sanders then the Supercats should come away with an important win to further tighten their grip on a spot in the finals.
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 MEN
V Hume City Broncos, Saturday 30th June 2018 @ 3.00pm, The Arena
Our Youth League Men kick off a triple header at The Arena this afternoon as they host the Hume City Broncos.
A weekend to forget last weekend as the Supercats dropped both games easily, means that a win is required in todays game.
With the Broncos unlikely to make the finals, they have nothing to lose this afternoon and that can be danger for teams heading into the finals.
Whilst the Supercats haven’t been playing all that badly in recent weeks, they have shown some signs of struggling when the opposition restricts their natural scoring play and they move away from the things that have got them to this point.
The key for this one is for the Supercats to play the game on their terms and to make sure they stick to the game plan at all times.
With only four rounds left before the finals, this is where the top teams begin to find that extra gear and get their game going as they prepare for playoff’s and that’s what we should hope to see in this one as the Supercats rev their engine and find that gear!