TWO AND TWO MAKES FOUR: Wanderers coach Beth Shea is concentrating on making the four.DESPITE suffering the side’s worst loss of the season last Saturday, Wanderers coach Beth Shea is adamant it’s not a case of back to the drawing board for the Orange men’s Premier League Hockey club.
Since claiming a 5-all draw with Parkes and then an impressive 7-3 victory over Zig Zag in the competition’s opening two rounds, Wanderers have gone winless over the next five weeks, a run that’s culminated in a 9-0 drubbing at the hands of a red-hot Bathurst St Pat’s last weekend.
It’s the second time in a month St Pat’s have outclassed Wanderers, with the combined score line reading 17-3.
And despite becoming seemingly helpless as the blue and whites ran in seven first half goals at Orange on Saturday, Shea believes from this point forward the equation in front of Wanderers is simple.
“The bottom line in this competition is, there’s six teams and you’ve only got to beat the bottom two to make the four,” she said.
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“For us, we’re concentrating on beating Zig Zag, Parkes, Souths and getting a point off one of the other two somewhere along the line if we can.”
It’s a simple tune no doubt all of the sides Shea rattled off will be dancing to over the course of the remaining nine rounds of the 2014 men’s PLH regular season.
After slipping to fifth on the ladder following the club’s nine goal defeat at the hands of St Pat’s, the key for Wanderers being the team that nabs a finals place hinges on them maintaining intensity throughout the 70 minutes.
Shea said the biggest indication yet her side is up to the task will be against Zig Zag in Lithgow on Saturday.
“I think they were a bit shell-shocked in the last game we got them in,” she said referring to her side’s 7-3 win over Zig Zag in Orange.
Zig Zag is winless to start the 2014 men’s PLH season.
“It’ll be interesting to see how they respond down in Lithgow,” Shea concluded.
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