NEIL MORRISON reckons beating Nottingham Scorpions in tomorrow’s AFL Britain Central North West grand final would be the greatest achievement yet for the flourishing Huddersfield Rams Aussie Rules team.
The Lockwood Park outfit have made massive strides since their formation in November 2008.
They won what was then the Central division title in their inaugural season.
But coach Morrison, the only Australian at the club, knows the standard of the game in this country has improved year on year.
The Rams have won five in a row, their victims including table toppers Nottingham, to hold off the challenge of last week’s opponents Sheffield Thunder and make the big showdown at Worksop’s Manton Colliery club (1.00).
“It was winner takes all last week and the boys responded really well,” said Morrison.
“We plan to take that approach into tomorrow’s game, and while we’re all buzzing, but we know it’s going to be tough.
“Nottingham have been top of the table all season and have proved what experience brings to a side.
“They have been together now for eight years and have a wealth of knowledge from playing in the very strong London leagues before they came into Central North West.
“They are through to the grand final deservedly, but the pressure is on them to beat us, and we’ll be giving it a really good go.”
The Rams have been boosted by confirmation that 24-year-old midfielder Matt Whiteley has been included in the Great Britain Bulldogs squad for next month’s World Cup in Australia.