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Modda with eyes on top three

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WITH a finals berth assured, Modewarre will turn its attention in the final five rounds to attempting to snatch the final double-chance position off Barwon Heads.

Consecutive wins for the Warriors and back-to-back losses for the Seagulls since their Round 11 match-up has brought Chris Hickey’s men to within percentage of third.

He says the discussion around  Modewarre’s position has barely been mentioned in recent weeks.

However, that is likely to change ahead of the clash with Newcomb following this week’s mid-season break.

“We might chat about that during the week,” Hickey said.

“You’d thank we’d have to win them all, but I suppose – and I’m not big on clichés – you’ve got to take it one week at a time.

“We’ll have to come up against Newcomb, who are fresh off a win, so that’s our next call.

Following the Power, Modewarre will face Torquay, Ocean Grove, Portarlington and Drysdale to round out the home-and-away season.

“If we can keep playing consistently as we have been in the last three weeks, then I think our best is good enough to beat anyone when we’re on,” Hickey said.

“I’ve got a lot of faith, trust, and belief in the boys that we can do it.

“Top three would be lovely, but we’ll have to work through it.

“We’ve got the top two sides to come, so it’s a good challenge for us.”

Hickey hopes to have the services of Aaron Black following the bye after being sidelined with a hamstring issue since the win over Portarlington on May 28.

“I think he’ll be pretty good,” Hickey said.

“He’s been doing a bit of running, so he’s been building up, and I’m hoping he plays against Newcomb.”

Veteran Troy Anderson and ruck Zac May (calf) will also likely take on the Power.

“He and (Matt) Kasparian, I think they work pretty well together when they play,” Hickey said.

“They are a pretty formidable ruck combination.

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