CAPTAIN Sean Lewis says ACE must not let their high standards slip over the last three weeks of the season.
“We must go to the very last game of the season,” he warned ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Taringa at Wolter Park, kick-off 4pm.
ACE are currently second on the Premier League Premier ladder, eight points behind leaders St George with four games remaining.
“If you take any match for granted you could find yourself in a hole and who knows what results might follow after that?” said Sean, who skippered ACE to the double last year.
“St George might drop points and it might come down to the last match of the season. We must play like each game is a grand final … we have four more.”
“For me, this is all about pride. You have to take pride in what you do. We train hard and at the weekend no-one wants to waste time. We always try to play our best football.
“We’ve had quite a good run last three years (winning two Premierships and one Grand Final). We must continue as we normally do.”
That was evident last weekend with a spirited second half to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win at Centenary Stormers, with Josh Cartman scoring a great winner. But Taringa may be tougher.
“Every game against Taringa seems to be a dogfight,” said Sean. “I know a few of the boys over there and they are always excited to play against ACE. It comes down to who remains calm in dangerous situations.
“Neither team concedes too many goals – and there may only be one or two opportunities in the game.”
Sean, like many, has been playing for almost 12 months now, with only the COVID break, but he insists: “I’m still looking forward to finishing this season on a high note.”
ACE Reserves are fourth on their ladder, ahead of tomorrow’s opponents Taringa (2pm kick-off), who are in sixth. ACE have their sights set on overtaking Centenary Stormers Reserves, who are four points ahead in third.