CHARGING FORWARD: Raiders league-tag player Jess Aitkens taking a run earlier in the season.
CHARGING FORWARD: Raiders league-tag player Jess Aitkens taking a run earlier in the season. Josie Thacker Photography

Raiders staying focused ahead of Ballina fixture

LEAGUE-TAG: Tweed Coast are taking nothing for granted this weekend, despite coming off an impressive win last time out.

The Raiders comfortably handled Lower Clarence in their round six clash, and head into this Sunday's game facing a Ballina side desperate for a win.

Raiders coach Trudi Carter said her side would not be taking their opponents lightly, claiming she was expecting a tough contest.

"Ballina has had a couple of losses in a row, but we cannot take them lightly at all for they will be out for the win,” Carter said.

"As a team we will concentrate on a great defensive game as normal, this is a strong part of our game.

"We will have some players return this week so we should be able to throw the ball around more this week and see if we can break their defence.”

The Raiders coach said her side's kicking game has been a highlight in recent weeks, but said there was still work which needed to be done on the training paddock.

"Again like always we need to complete our sets and score points on our line,” she said.

"That is something we are really trying to improve on.”

Kick-off for Sunday's clash will be at 10.45am at Les Burger Field, Cabarita.

Michael Doyle



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