Pressure builds for undefeated Dogs

The fight is on for A reserve teams Avoca and Beaufort this weekend as they both fight for one-day premiership glory. The Bulldogs prevailed last time the two sides met in round five and will be looking to bring that form into tomorrowʼs final.

An undefeated Avoca heads into this weekend’s one-day A reserve grand final with a lot to prove, but a returning Beaufort side stands in the way of premiership glory.

After lucking out in last season’s one-day final to Natte Yallock and having won all games for the 2018- 19 season so far, the heat is on for Avoca ahead of Saturday’s one-day cup.

Bulldogs co-skipper Lachlan Morganti said the side is quietly confident ahead of the game after a stellar start to the season and having defeated Beaufort already just two weeks ago in round five.

“It’s just another game really, we’ll just take it as it comes and if we do everything that we’ve done throughout the home and away season I’m sure we’ll be fine come Saturday,” he said.

“Seeing what Beaufort was like a few weeks ago, we will look to work on a few things at training and make sure we go ahead with those.

“We didn’t win (over Beaufort) as convincingly as we would’ve liked, but if we stick to our game plan and make sure we do everything right we should be right.”

Beaufort Cricket Club made the return to the MDCA this season after three years away.

The Crows last fielded an A grade side in the 2014-15 season, but have come back to the association with determination and a wealth of players ready to pick up the bat and ball.

Beaufort skipper Shannon Brown said although Avoca are a strong team, he is confident that either one of the sides could walk away victorious on Saturday.

“I don’t think one team’s better than the other. We had a couple of games that didn’t go our way early on and the game against Avoca was a bit disappointing,” Brown said.

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