Western NSW Mariners FC take on Granville Rage at Proctor Park

A CHANCE to strike in National Premier Leagues 3 action comes the way of Western NSW Mariners FC this Saturday against Granville Rage at Proctor Park.

The men in yellow are determined to best the Rage after letting several scoring opportunities pass them by in a 1-all draw against Granville earlier this season.

Mariners coach Andrew Fearnley said Granville’s relegation battle means they will come out be fired up.

"The first 20 minutes from our first game against them was probably the fastest football we've played all year. We weathered that storm pretty well but that game was a long time ago," he said.

"They're struggling in the club championship at the moment. They're a team we really need to get the points against.

"We're in that position where we're not completely out of danger yet, and if Granville take all 21 [club championship] points against us then suddenly we're in trouble again.”

Fearnley said Granville’s lowly spot on the table is somewhat deceiving.

HUNGRY: Jaiden Culbert and the Western NSW Mariners FC men's NPL3 side search for a win against Granville Rage this weekend. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HUNGRY: Jaiden Culbert and the Western NSW Mariners FC men's NPL3 side search for a win against Granville Rage this weekend. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

"They're a difficult side to break down but they don't score a lot of goals. We've got to be wary of them because they haven't lost a lot of matches, they've just had a lot of draws,” he said.

"Jesse Lane picked up his fifth yellow card last game. Finding consistency in your backline is important but because of that card we're forced to change that up again."

Both of the Mariners wins this year have come at Proctor Park. They have a golden chance to make it three on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 5pm.