CONFEDERATES went within four minutes of scoring their first win of the women’s Premier League Hockey season last weekend against Parkes United, a feat they want to better on Saturday against Bathurst Souths at Orange Hockey Complex.

This time, they want those four competition points.

It won’t come easy though, with Souths desperate for a victory themselves to stay in touch with the top five.

Against an opponent who is yet to register a win this year, even with ‘Feds performance last week considered, Souths will start as unbackable favourites.

For Sue Watterson, the side’s manager, it’s games like this they simply cannot afford to miss out in.

“For us it is a case of trying to keep getting better as the weeks go by as well. With a new coach, a new style, and basically without ever having had all our players available, it has taken a while for us to start to play our best,” she said.

“And that might still be a while away yet, so these games are all about making sure we get full points and at least make sure we aren’t conceding too much ground to the teams above us.

“Hopefully towards the back end of the year where we have a big run of home games that starts to pay off, and we get all our frontline players back and in the side.”

Souths will be without two of their key figures today in Michelle Somers and Sarah Watterson, a factor ‘Feds will look to take advantage of.

Confederates host Souths from 3.50pm.

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