Eastern Cobras coach John Leota.
Eastern Cobras coach John Leota. Franca Tigani

Leota knows Fassifern's weak spot

EASTERN Cobras' season is on the line against Fassifern tonight, according to coach John Leota.

The 2-8 Cobras host the 7-3 Bombers at Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve, and Leota has turned the dial up on his side to finally breakthrough for a win after consecutive close defeats.

"It's frustrating but we've just got to keep doing what we're doing and stay positive,” Leota said after last weekend's 28-26 defeat to Swifts.

"We're not far away from a win. Hopefully that will happen against the Bombers.”

Cobras expect to welcome back a number of players through injury tonight. Leota hopes it will give his side the edge.

When the two sides met in round five, it was Fassifern's right side which proved the difference in a 28-24 Bombers victory.

Leota knows the score.

"Our focus will be on shutting down their right side,” he said.

"I'm confident our forward pack will do the job in the middle and open it up to find room on the outside.

"Their left was was pretty weak last time we played them. Hopefully it's still the same.”

Rugby League Ipswich Round 12: Today (6pm) - Eastern Cobras v Fassifern Bombers at Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve.



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