TERANG Mortlake coach Lisa Arundell says a win and chance to avoid the Hampden league wooden spoon would give them “an absolute boost”.
The bottom-placed Bloods could rise above Portland with a triumph on Saturday.
They have a superior percentage and a victory would enable them to draw level on points.
Arundell, who has re-signed for the 2019 season, said it would be the ideal reward for the Bloods’ young players.
“It’s great for development and we’ve identified young talent at the club and the core group all season has done a fantastic job," she said.
“We’ve nurtured these players and looking at it, they’re just out of juniors themselves.”
Arundell said she was eager to “shape, mould and develop” a premiership team as she did at Warrnambool and District league club Old Collegians.
“That’s not something that scares me, it’s quite attractive as a coach,” she said of building a team from the bottom.
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