Group 19 rugby league: Guyra host Walcha for ladies day

AIMING UP: The last time Guyra and Walcha clashed, the Super Spuds just escaped with the win. They are hoping to be more convincing this time round.
AIMING UP: The last time Guyra and Walcha clashed, the Super Spuds just escaped with the win. They are hoping to be more convincing this time round.

The Guyra Super Spuds men are focusing on getting their season back on track after a week off. 

The Spuds were granted the first week of the Group 19 second division split round off and will hit the paddock this Saturday against Walcha for their final home game of the regular season. 

A win will put them back into second place and a chance of playing the major semi-final against Uralla on August 18. 

Guyra’s last hit out against Warialda saw the side claim a gritty 36-24 victory and player-coach Anthony Dittman said they are aiming to keep their momentum going into the final two games. 

The boys are keen for the last home game and hope we get a good crowd to get behind us.

Anthony Dittman

“The team is looking good ahead of Walcha,” he said.  

Everyone is keen to get back into coming off the bye.

“The boys are keen for the last home game and hope we get a good crowd to get behind us.

“We are hoping to get back to the footy we are capable of playing.

“We have a good side on paper just need to take it to the field.”

Their coming opponents are winless for the season but the last time they clashed on Walcha’s home turf, the Spuds only just escaped with a win. 

While the Roos may be at the bottom of the table, Dittman has warned his team of being complacent against them. 

“Walcha played good footy last time we met so we know what they are capable of doing,” he said.

“We just have got to come out of the blocks firing.”

League tag

The Guyra Super Spuds are gearing up to farewell the regular season when they play their final home fixture against Walcha this Saturday. 

The club will host a ladies day to thank and recognise the women involved in rugby league. The Spuds re-entered Group 19 this year and the league tag team has been a huge part of re-inventing the club. The Spudettes haven’t had results go their way for a large part of the season they have shown glimpses of promise of what’s to come. 

Captain Britt Youman said their main focus hasn’t been on the results but enjoying the sport and being part of the club. 

“We always have a good atmosphere among our team, we all get along really well,” she said. 

“It is really about getting Guyra back on track and about the club for us.

“That is what we are really aspiring to this year.”

Their last outing against Warialda saw the Spudettes fire early but low numbers saw them falter in the late stages of the game. 

“I didn't play against Warialda but the girls must have went really well against them, they stepped it up a bit, Zakiya stepped it up against them,” Youman said. 

Walcha are flying high after knocking off competition leaders Uralla last Saturday and Youman knows her side will have to be on their game against them. 

“It was good to see Walcha beat Uralla. In my mind, I think Walcha will win the comp this year,” she said.