Saints lend a hand for the good of the game
FOR THE good of the game, Sawtell-Toormina is prepared to lend a hand if Macleay Valley arrives at Richardson Park under strength for today's meeting.
Saints' player-coach Jim Angel agrees it's not the perfect solution but in tough times, the strong clubs need to help the battlers.
"Until the semis it looks like a tough match for us every two or three weeks to keep things ticking over," he said.
"Our next big test comes when we go on the road to Port Macquarie.
"Right now, we have to approach Macleay like any other game while knowing they are going through a tough time getting off the ground.
"So if they need a couple of players, we're more than happy to lend a helping hand.
"It also means we get time kicking the football under match conditions."
Angel said the team was at least for the time being, unaffected by the interrupted start to the competition.
"It's a pity to start at ground zero every couple of weeks but the boys are still turning up in big numbers for training and enthusiasm is still high," he said.
"Part of the job is making sure the heads are right and we're switched on when we get to play.
"Things are progressing fairly well at the moment."