Mudgee pennants will have everything to play for when it faces Wentworth

Mark Hale knows men need to get the result on Sunday. Photo: Cath Bowen
Mark Hale knows men need to get the result on Sunday. Photo: Cath Bowen

After a 3-2 loss to Dubbo, Mark Hale is under no illusions about the task at hand for his pennants squad as it shapes up against Wentworth on Sunday.

“It’s a must win for us,” Hale said.

“The boys are pretty keen. We got together and had a beer and a yarn on Sunday and the camaraderie is good. We’ll get the job done.”

Although Mudgee would have expected a win against Dubbo, its outing wasn’t helped by the withdrawal of Matt Stanley.

Fast forward seven days and Stanley will return to make up a fully powered team that will do battle at Country Club, Orange.

All Mudgee needs to do is a get a win and it secures the number one seed in the finals.

Hale hopes to lock up the top placing in the post-season as he’d like to prolong a meeting with Forbes until the big dance.

“We don’t want to meet them in the first week of the semis. We’d rather play Cowra.”