Eagle's plan 'fun win'

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

IT'S the unpredictability of tomorrow's Group 2 clash at Rex Hardaker Oval that has provided the most interest. On paper, Sawtell should take the points comfortably over Macksville if the ladder is any guide. The Panthers are sitting in second position and looking a serious premiership threat while the team that has won the last four titles has been in serious decline this year, dropping to seventh. But that's on paper. Tomorrow promises to be the last game ever for several Sea Eagles stalwarts who've been so vital to the success of the club. Captain-coach Paul Davis along with Reg and Neville Donovan are all expected to announce that this will be their last game of football and there's a chance that others will follow. "Hopefully we get a victory," was Davis' wish yesterday when asked about tomorrow's match. "We'll certainly be trying hard to do it. "We'll go out there and have some fun looking for a victory, trying to get something from the last game." It's the three words 'have some fun' that will be causing more than a moment of unease in the Sawtell camp. When Macksville throw the ball around with gay abandon, more often than not the magic within the team can create a try semmingly out of thin air. For Panther captain-coach Craig Wallace, he knows that the task his team has been set this week is a tough one. "It's going to be a big ask," Wallace said. "We've got a lot at stake but they've got nothing to lose so they'll throw everything at us. "We need to make sure that we play like we've been playing over the last month because one loss and we can drop from second to fifth."



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