Modewarre firing after successful mid-season block

June 22, 2024 BY

Modewarre is eyeing down a double-chance spot in the late stages of the 2024 season. Photo: MARCEL BERENS/SPORTS MEDIA IMAGES

MORALE is at a season high at Mount Moriac Reserve with Modewarre eyeing a chance to move into third spot on the Bellarine Football League (BFL) ladder outright.

The Warriors claimed the third of three huge victories over Geelong Amateur last weekend after taking home wins against Anglesea and Drysdale.

As a result, Modewarre looks more favourable to collect a fourth-consecutive triumph against a struggling seventh place Queenscliff outfit this afternoon (Saturday, June 22).

New Modewarre coach Mark Hovey said the group’s confidence had risen dramatically in recent weeks, crediting players adhering to individual roles on the field.

“We identified this block of the season just gone from Round 9-11 as being crucial to the year as a group, so to win three out of three games in that stretch, I couldn’t be happier.

“The boys have now got genuine belief, after taking home narrow victories against sides that have been above them all season. I couldn’t be prouder.

“There’s probably a little bit of luck in that given they’ve all been wins by 10 points or less, but it is evident their will to win has come through.”

Modewarre ruckman Zack May remains a week or two away from returning to the side, meanwhile Hovey’s son Josh has been dealing with a broken finger since Round 3.

Hovey reiterated the notion of rewarding players for previous work, stating he would be more than comfortable fielding the same 22 against Heath Jamieson’s Coutas in a day’s time.

The game against Queenscliff also takes place before Modewarre returns home for three-straight appearances in front of their own supporters.

“We’re definitely not going into Queenscliff thinking it’s going to be an easy game. We’ll be ready to play.

“The thing I stressed to the boys after our win against Ammos was, I didn’t want to wait until Round 16 or 17 or 18 to rely on other side’s losing for us to make a run into finals.

“We’ve put ourselves in a really good position now that our destiny is in our own hands and it’s up to us to see it through.”

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