Cape Town - Dolphins
coach Grant Morgan believes his players are refreshed and ready for a final
push towards the Sunfoil Series title ahead of their clash with the Cape Cobras in Pietermaritzburg starting on Thursday.
rounds remain in the 2017/18 campaign with less than 15 points separating the
top five paving the way for an intriguing run-in.
The Titans lead the way with 104,34 points with the Durban side (92,16)
fourth, followed by their round eight opponents from Cape Town (90,86)
did not play a round last week due to a break in the fixture list and Morgan
admits it was some welcome time off for his side.
the break came at a perfect time if you consider our run in the One-Day Cup and the extra games we've had to play," he said. "Also, with the
injuries to our seam attack, it gave our players some recovery time and even
afforded them some time to reflect on what has been an excellent season in many
ways from a character point of view but also one where we'd also like to
running out, though, for all the teams hoping to reel in the Titans meaning
that pressure is likely to intensify in their bid for the trophy.
Morgan insists the joint One-Day Cup champions are not feeling any of
we've earned the right to have a crack (for the title) and don't see that as
pressure but a privilege or energiser after setting up the position we're in
with some of our performances earlier in the season," he added.
Cobras coach Ashwell Prince is also hopeful of catching the leaders, but says
it will be tough considering the way the season has gone thus far.
been only three wins out of the 21 games played - one for the Dolphins, one for
the Titans and one for the Warriors.
is not prepared to throw in the towel.
a strange old season and it continues to be a strange old season with not a lot
of results happening anywhere," he conceded. "We're still confident about our
still three games to go in the competition with only three teams that have won
games, and they have all won just one too, so we’re only one win behind the
As for the clash against the Dolphins, he added: "There's no easy games,
but we're confident that we have the personnel to get results. Let's hope we
have a good pitch in Pietermaritzburg that will enable us to get that win."