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ANOTHER WEEK: Another sudden death match for Nambucca Heads as their late season surge continues.
ANOTHER WEEK: Another sudden death match for Nambucca Heads as their late season surge continues. Contributed

THE fact Nambucca Heads' season could be over this afternoon doesn't concern Roosters coach Peter Barrett.

According to him, if any team is qualified to handle the pressure of facing the possibilty of their season coming to an end, it's his.

"We've been playing sudden-death football for five or six weeks," Barrett said.

Having gone on such a charmed run, Barrett said his main concern is ensuring his players keep their mind on the job of winning today instead of thinking about the possibility of playing next week or even in the grand final the week after that.

"If we win on Saturday, then it's only one more game before the grand final but we won't be thinking about that," he said.

"You don't think about what's ahead. You just think about the game in front of you and see what happens."

As the Roosters contemplate their minor semi-final clash against Grafton this afternoon, Barrett said looking at the way the Ghosts operate is almost a case of looking in the mirror.

"It will be a clash of two very similar teams," he said.

"We've both got good forwards and speedy backs.

"They (Grafton) have got a simple game plan and so have we so whoever controls the ball and completes their sets will win."

MINOR SEMI-FINAL
At Frank McGuren Field, Grafton on Saturday.
First grade: Grafton v Nambucca Heads at 2.45pm (Referee: Ray Pettit)
Reserve grade: South Grafton v Coffs Harbour at 12.45pm (Referee: Garry Stevenson)
Under-18s: South Grafton v Nambucca Heads at 11.30am (Referee: Craig Craigie)

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