WARRNAMBOOL and District is sweating on the fitness of three netballers for round three of the Western Regional State League competition tonight.
The Kim Jamieson-coached side will take on unbeaten Cobden and District at Warrnambool Stadium hoping to break its campaign duck.
Jamieson said frontline players Elisha Carter (finger), Sara Lenehan (back) and Liz Fowler (stomach) were under injury clouds ahead of the match, which starts at 8pm.
Utility Sarah Madden and shooter Rachael McGrath wait in the wings should any of the trio fail to come up.
Jamieson said belief would be critical if Warrnambool and District was to upstage its more fancied rival.
“They just need to believe in themselves and get out there and pull together,” she said.
“They’re a nice bunch of girls. They just have to have that self-belief.”
Jamieson said her players were desperate for victory, but she conceded Cobden and District would present a tough challenge.
She said Warrnambool and District would be a stronger side if it had more than three representatives of the 2012 WDFNL A grade team of the year.
In other matches, Hampden Green takes on Camperdown Night in the match of the round at 8pm.
Timboon Night meets Port Fairy, also at 8pm, while Hampden White clashes with Colac and District in the late match at 9.15pm.
In the 17 and under grade, Colac and District takes on Hampden Green, Warrnambool and District meets Camperdown Night and Warrnambool City faces Terang and District. Hampden Red has the bye.
All 17 and under matches will be played at 6.45pm.