BEST TO COME: Goodna coach Laurie Campbell (in sunglasses) insists his Eagles can improve for the Rugby League Ipswich finals.
BEST TO COME: Goodna coach Laurie Campbell (in sunglasses) insists his Eagles can improve for the Rugby League Ipswich finals. David Nielsen

Goodna coach reveals where his side must improve

THE Goodna Eagles have plenty of improvement in them yet insists coach Laurie Campbell as his side targets back-to-back Ipswich A Grade premierships.

The defending premiers are in second spot on the Rugby League Ipswich ladder, two points behind Fassifern, and face off against Norths Tigers away on Sunday in what should be a cracker.

If the Eagles win they will be assured of a top two finish and two bites at the cherry in the finals.

Coach Campbell said his players were not taking anything for granted as the pointy end of the season approached. The 62-22 win over West End on Saturday night showcased the Eagles' strengths in attack, but also highlighted some deficiencies.

"We are not at the top of where we can be. We've got a few things we have to fix up,” Campbell said.

"Our online defence wasn't very good against West End.

"They got into our 20 four times and scored four times, so that is something we have to really work on.

"We also need to work on our ruck area and around the markers.

"We are good at attacking, but we go to sleep defending at times.”

Campbell said how his side performed against Norths, even without their injured captain Josh Roberts, would be a strong gauge of how the Eagles were positioned heading into the finals.

"If we win we can't get beaten out of second so it is a big game for us,” Campbell said.

The Eagles play Brothers at home in the final round game on Saturday, August 19. Norths play Fassifern away the following day in their last game of the regular season.

Points table: Fassifern 51, Goodna 49, Norths 48, Swifts 42, Brothers 30, Eastern Cobras 28, West End 27.



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