SEABL Preview: Women vs Frankston

Geelong (5-6, 11th) vs Frankston (1-11, 16th)

A tough weekend awaits the Lady Supercats with a host of stars set to miss Saturday nights clash with the Frankston Blues. Coming off the back of a crucial win on the road to Albury last Saturday night, the Lady Supercats would have hoped to charge into the clash with the bottom placed Blue outfit with confidence, but a quick trip to Canada to celebrate her college graduation for Ellen Kett and a pre-planned mid-season break for Isabella Brancatisano has been exacerbated with Alex Duck suffering tonsillitis and Maddy Brancatisano injuring her hamstring at football training on Wednesday night. David Herbert’s team will need to play at their best to get over the Blues who are also coming off a big win, following last weekend’s 22 point win over Albury, Herbert said “We can build on that with confidence” “we’ve just got to keep going… keep working on the magic formula and get it right”. Herbert is wary however of a Frankston outfit that now boasts two imports and a number of other quality players, including former Supercat Stacey Barr who sits second on the SEABL points average ladder with an impressive 24.8 points per game average over the first half of the season. “They’re going to be tough” Herbert said, “they beat a full strength COE team by 40 last weekend and with Barr, Ross and Richards all firing we are going to have to play a full four quarter game to get the result”

Having played 11 game already 7 of them on the road, the Lady Supercats only have this weekend’s game and two others on the road for the remainder of the season, with a further 6 games to be played at the Geelong Arena. Currently sitting 11th on the all SEABL ladder and with a new Top 8 finals series structure in place for 2018, the Lady Supercats will need to find a way to get over Frankston this weekend to remain in touch with the top group.