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Flyers in sync on and off the court as finals loom

ATTACKING INTENT: Ipswich Flyers goal attack Liz Hales is confident her team is on track to claim the Mount Franklin Challenge title.
ATTACKING INTENT: Ipswich Flyers goal attack Liz Hales is confident her team is on track to claim the Mount Franklin Challenge title. Sarah Harvey

IPSWICH Flyers attacking duo Brooke Dixon and Liz Hales are tight and it can only be a good thing for their team.

They spend much of their time side by side under the net during games and are about to move in together as housemates.

They finish each other's sentences, as the QT found out at Flyers' training on Monday night.

The two were the only ones up and practising ahead of the scheduled 6.30pm starting time.

But it didn't stop them from doing the interview as they practised their shooting.

The Flyers are coming off just their second loss of the Mount Franklin Challenge season, a 49-48 defeat by fourth-placed Metropolitan Districts.

Both losses have been to the same opponent who Dixon described as the Flyers "bogey team".

"We should have won," Hales said.

The Flyers trailed by six goals at one stage before a comeback that finished just short off success.

They play Redlands tomorrow night in their final hit-out before finals.

A win should ensure they claim the minor premiership.

"We'd like to finish top," Hales said.

"It will be good for a mental edge."

The mental edge is something both shooters believe the Flyers have over their rivals.

The core of the squad has been together for several years and won multiple premierships together.

Which is why they believe they will be playing their best when finals start.

"We know we can do it," Hales said.

"It's all in our heads," Dixon added.

"We're starting to get in form."

Hales was impressed with Dixon's shooting from distance last week.

"It's the turn and shoot attitude we've got," she said.

Their confidence also comes from knowing each has the other's back.

It is sure to serve them well during finals ... and possibly when it comes to doing the housework in their new digs.

Topics:  ipswich flyers, mount franklin challenge




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