TESTING TIME: Expect to see big Woolgoolga prop Matt Cheeseman make a beeline for Macleay Valley’s smaller halves combination.
TESTING TIME: Expect to see big Woolgoolga prop Matt Cheeseman make a beeline for Macleay Valley’s smaller halves combination. Leigh Jensen

Seahorses to test Macleay small men

THERE'S one thing Woolgoolga coach Greg Shuttleworth and Macleay Valley's Willie Lockwood can agree on.

And that's to use "footyspeak" when discussing tomorrow's important Group 2 semi clash at the Sports Reserve.

"We're taking it one game at a time," Lockwood said, before breaking into a chuckle.

"Really, that's all we've done all year and it's worked with us now into an important game."

However, the wily veteran did say the prospect of coming north to play held no fears, whereas Shuttleworth made no secret the advantage of home soil always figured in his plans.

"You work for that all year and take what comes," he said.

"We've trained good this week and it's a happy side, so they deserve to enjoy themselves before the home supporters."

Shuttleworth has tweaked the configuration of his pack slightly, with the return of Grant Stevens to the back row. He said Michael Curnow's selection in the starting line-up was to improve mobility.

That suggest the Mustangs' little playmakers - Moran, Webster, Cowan and Lardner - might be in for a torrid experience, with big forwards heading at them relentlessly.

"We've played them twice and have a fair idea what tactics work best," Shuttleworth said.

"The overall plan is to start fast and give them few opportunities.

"No doubt Willie also has a plan for us but that's not something I'm concerned with.

"We can only play what's in front of us."

TOMORROW'S DETAILS

Kick-off: 2.30pm

Referee: Jason Townley

WOOLGOOLGA

  MACLEAY VALLEY

SEAHORSES

  MUSTANGS

Lloyd Munro

1

Jeremy Taylor

Nick Monckton

2

Nathan Davis

Clark Webb

3

Peter Griffen

Josateki Ravueta

4

Dennis Ritchie

Mark Pledger

5

Philip Thaiday

Todd Cameron

6

Mal Webster

Wil Fernando

7

Shaye Moran

Ben Woods

8

Steve Walker

Blake Seymour

9

Anthony Cowan

Matt Cheeseman

 10 

Adam McMurray

Michael Curnow

11

Cecil Lardner

Grant Stevens

12

Tony Duncan

Matt Grayson

13

Kurtley Kelly

Interchange

 

Interchange

Sam McKechnie

14

Sam Howe

Mitch Dockrey

15

Wayne Sines

Reserve grade: Woolgoolga v Sawtell 12.50pm

Under-18s: Macksville v Nambucca Heads 11.30am



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