WARRNAMBOOL Gold has the upper hand over City Memorial Red in Saturday pennant this season but, if the latter has its way, that will change tomorrow.
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City Red skipper Vince Moloney said his side was desperate to claim the prized scalp of the minor premier in tomorrow’s second semi-final at Dennington.

“We like to win and we want to win this weekend,” he said.

“They’ve beaten us twice this season and we don’t want them to make it three times in a row.

“We’d like to turn the tables if we can.

“They’re a pretty strong side, though.”

Moloney admitted that City Red, which finished the minor rounds in second position, had not been performing as well as it would have liked during the 2011-12 season.

“We have improved over the last few games but we certainly haven’t played as well as we did last year,” he said.

“We’re going to be the underdogs but we’re pretty confident we can keep improving.”

City Memorial Red is itching to return to pennant after the past two weeks were abandoned due to contrasting conditions.

The final home-and-away round of the season was called off because of a total fire ban day, while last weekend’s wet weather meant the top grade semi-finals had to be postponed until tomorrow.

But City Red players won’t be rusty, holding a group practice session this afternoon, while they also fulfilled other bowls commitments during the week.

“Most guys have a game here, there and everywhere,” Moloney said.

It is no surprise that heavyweights Warrnambool Gold and City Red are playing off to take the quickest route to the grand final.

“We’re hoping for a good, tight game,” Moloney said.

Tomorrow’s other division one semi-final sees Warrnambool Blue and Dennington Red aiming to advance to the preliminary final.

The first semi will be played at Terang.

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