THE Dubbo Lions will run out on to Pioneer Park for the final time this season today with mixed emotions.
On one hand, they have been delighted with their debut season in Premier League Hockey, recording three wins and four draws up to this point.
But their is also a hint of disappointment in the camp after a run of four successive losses saw them drop out of the top four and finals contention.
“We’re looking to end a relatively successful season on a high so we’re looking forward to it,” captain Matt Waters said in the lead up to today’s match with Bathurst City.
“I’d like to finish off by showing the local fans that we should have made the top four because of the way we play.
“A win would be ideal but we just want to click and look as good as we know we can.”
Bathurst City make the trek to Dubbo for the final round hopeful of finally breaking through for their first win of 2015.
They also had points deducted early in the season meaning they enter today’s match on -4 but Waters insists they can’t be taken lightly.
“We’ve got a bit of confidence but from all reports they’ve improved a lot over the course of the season so we go into the match with a bit of trepidation,” he said.
While still going out to claim victory today Waters said his side will be keen to relax on the field and put on a show for the Lions supporters.
“Everyone is definitely going out to have a bit of fun,” he said.
“While it doesn’t count towards finals we’re still taking it as a game we want to win.”
Waters said his side will be the same as recent weeks, still missing a few key players, but with 15 players expected to attend he said everyone will get a run.
The skipper added he was hopeful a big crowd would be on hand to see the Lions run around for one last time this season.
The action between Dubbo and Bathurst City gets under way at 3.30pm at Pioneer Park today.
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