Pottsville on track for semi final

POTTSVILLE'S preparation is on track for its semi-final showdown in the Football Far North Coast (FFNC) Tursa Anzac Cup, despite another scheduling set-back.

The soccer semi-finals are the latest victim of the wet weather, being postponed once more.

Both games were re-scheduled for this week having initially been planned for last weekend. But due to the weather, they have now been put back another week.

While rain may have put a dampener on the fixtures, it hasn't taken away from the enthusiasm of Pottsville as the team prepares for its clash against Alstonville next Thursday.

Pottsville captain/coach David Lonie was yesterday confident his side could produce the goods to come away with a win at Riverview Park, Lismore.

“The weather has halted any momentum that we gained leading up to the game,” Lonie said.

“It's frustrating that (because of the weather) we haven't been able to get out on the track for training for the game.

“It's disrupted our preparation, but only slightly.”

Lonie also believed that the outcome of the match would depend a lot on the mindset of his players and their level of commitment against an unfamiliar opponent.

“I've alway been saying to my players that they need to always ask themselves: 'Am I doing enough?',” Lonie said.

“All the boys just need to be switched on and that will make winning a lot easier.

“We are not sure what to expect from Alstonville, we'll just go out there and play our normal game and approach them as we would to any other team.”

Lonie said his troops would approach the game like any other.

“We'll approach them like any other opponent and just look to keep bumping the ball around, letting the ball do the talking and make sure that they're doing the running,” Lonie said.

Next Wednesday night, Burringbar will play its Tursa Anzac Cup semi-final against Richmond Rovers at Riverview Park, Lismore, starting at 7.15pm.

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