Wests Titans coach Kay Buckley is confident her side can avoid relegation in its sudden death playoff against the Corrimal Cadets this Saturday.
Titans and Cadets join minor premiers Dapto Reunited and second-placed Land Team as the four remaining sides in the Illawarra Premier League finals.
The third and fourth-placed teams, which were separated by a mere point after 14 regular rounds, will face off for the second time in seven days on Saturday.
Last Saturday, Wests received a monumental confidence boost after coming away with a 13-point win over the Cadets.
It was a reassuring performance for Buckley heading into this weekend’s re-match.
‘‘We’re feeling good with the way we’ve performed in the past few weeks,’’ Buckley said.
‘‘We started really well against Corrimal, but we probably need to be more consistent at the back end of games, so that’s something we’ll be looking to improve on this weekend.
‘‘It’s just as long as we stay true to our game plan and we appreciate what each of us bring into the game.’’
The winner of the Titans-Cadets game will play the loser of Dapto Reunited and Land Team in the top-tier semi. The winner of the latter game will receive an automatic grand-final berth.
Dapto was gifted a week off last Saturday after Berkeley Mixtures forfeited their final-round match, and Land Team managed a timely 64-39 win over Corrimal BaiMed.
Buckley was adamant that Dapto, the defending premiers, still carried the heavyweights status.
‘‘I think they’re still the team to beat because they’ve got talent across the seven,’’ Buckley said.
‘‘They’ve also got Michelle Reagan back in their squad now, so that’s another big boost for them.’’
Last weekend, Corrimal SMJ Haulage beat Seaview Preschool 68-38.
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