WINGHAM football coach John Bevitt hopes the predictions of a good surf at beaches in the Forster-Tuncurry area are correct.
His side, currently last in the Mid North Coast Premier League, meet competition front runners and competition favourites Wallis Lake at Forster tomorrow.
"There's a few surfies in their side. If the surf's good they might decide to go to the beach instead of playing football,'' he quipped.
Bevitt admits he's clutching at straws. The Warriors have six competition points and clash with a team that has 26.
Bevitt rates Lakes highly. Lakes won the first round encounter at Wingham 5-0.
"They have good structures and they're a hard side to crack,'' he said.
"This one is going to be tough.''
At least the Warriors will be at full strength with the return of Dean Whitlam and Mitch Bevitt from suspension.
However Bevitt said the Warriors are going to have to start winning soon if they are going to avoid the wooden spoon and the probability of meeting another Great Lakes-based side, Tuncurry-Forster in a promotion/relegation game at season's end.
"These guys want to be in the premier league next year,'' he added.