BITS’ Luke O’Shea punts the ball away.
BITS’ Luke O’Shea punts the ball away. Christopher Chan

AFL rivals look to boost momentum before finals

MORE than the minor premiership is up for grabs this weekend when BITS travel to Yeppoon, but the victor could carry a huge boost of confidence ahead of the finals match-up in two weeks time.

The two teams have battled for the top spot all season, and have so far shared wins in their first two clashes.

BITS coach Damien Lyon is confident his team can clinch the end of season silverware and land a damaging blow on the Swans psyche.

"Psychologically if you win two out of three you have the confidence in the finals," he said.

"We are hoping we can put on a good show."

The travel to Yeppoon would also be the last trip past Rockhampton BITS would have to do if they win, another good motivator to claim the points.

"It is a little further than Rocky but their crowd get involved and there are potholes on the ground," Lyon said.

"There is also a weird wind that is strong up there that the locals seem to deal with better than us."

The BITS reserves will also be playing a preview to finals time against the Swans, with the teams on track to finish third and fourth in that competition, and therefore need to battle each other to remain in the frame come the first week of finals play.



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