Kawana shrugs off slump
THEY are in the midst of a disturbing form slump at the worst possible time, but Kawana enforcer Tyson Teys says the Dolphins are hardly panicking.
Seemingly unshakable for the better part of the past three years, the Bokarina-based boys have suddenly slumped, dropping three of their past four games including a last-start semi-finals loss to Caloundra.
The minor premier and reigning two-time premier is faced with the prospect of taking on a red-hot Maroochydore unit at Quad Park tomorrow night, but Teys describes his side as steadfast in its resolve.
"I don't think there are any major issues. The losses we've had, you've just got to look - they've only been by short margins," he said.
"Last week was only by two points and the same against Caboolture. I think there are just a couple of little things we've got to improve in our game.
"There's no panic buttons at the moment."
He said the squad was still confident.
"Morale is still good amongst the playing group," he said.
"Everyone is still in high spirits."
He is expecting his team to strike back in the next couple of weeks.
"It's semi-finals. Anything can happen and we've been there (winning the premiership) for the last two years and we know what it takes to win."
With experienced ball-player Paul Cohen and promising youngster Alex Forrest, the side has plenty of potential.
The Dolphins hope Forrest and forward Ricky Boehmke will return tomorrow from ankle injury-enforced layoffs of four weeks and two weeks respectively.
The Swans, Kawana's opponent, are unbeaten in their past six matches.
They finished the regular season in third place before beating fourth-placed Caboolture in a semi-final last weekend.
The winner of tomorrow's clash will meet Caloundra in a qualifying final for the grand final.
In the elimination semi-final on Sunday, Caboolture hosts Nambour.
KAWANA v MAROOCHYDORE
Tomorrow, 6pm, Bokarina