FIRST-YEAR Merrivale mentor Cloe Pulling is adamant the Tigers aren’t taking any fixtures lightly as they fight to resurrect their season.
Pulling’s side, fresh off an 18-point loss to Nirranda, are set to lock horns with East Warrnambool on Saturday.
She told The Standard the focus was on playing four “strong” quarters in an effort to strike consistency.
“We want to play a solid game as a result of having the bye where we do,” Pulling said.
“We have Kolora-Noorat, Collegians and a couple of others in a tough run home.
“It means for us to get into finals, we have to beat quality opposition.
“As a team, I think we’re definitely capable.”
She described the East Warrnambool contest as a “must-win” clash.
“It’s definitely one we have to win. We have to at this stage,” Pulling said.
Elsewhere, Nirranda will face off against Dennington in a top-of-the-table clash.
Victory for the Blues could see them snatch top spot from Dennington, who are currently undefeated.
Allansford will also play Timboon in a game which could help to sort the top five.