Nice start for West Point

West Point (Supplied)

Tara Murray

West Point is embracing a bit of the unknown in the FV state league 4 west season this year.

Playing in the division for the first time after being promoted, West Point has had a strong start to the season.

West Point coach Tom Petrevksi said they were happy with how the season had started.

“It’s been very tough, but I’m happy right now,” he said.

“There is a lot of unknown, but we have played Barwon which we played a couple of years ago and Balmoral we knew from last year.

“There are some unknowns, but it’s the same as last year. We’ve been keeping a close eye on everyone and the other teams, so we know what we are in for.”

Petrevksi said the biggest thing early on for them, was finding was a more even spread of teams. He said while last season there were three or four teams at the top, this season there’s seven or eight pushing for spots.

“We always knew that we would be competitive,” he said. “We’ve always had faith in our ability and we knew what we were capable of.

“If you look at the table now there’s some good teams up the top and there’s a couple of good teams down the bottom.”

Petrevksi said they had kept the core group of last season together, adding a bit more depth and quality now they were going up a division.

He said the big thing for the club was making sure they weren’t only good players, but good characters as well.

Petrevksi said externally they weren’t putting any expectations on what they could achieve this season.

“We’ve set our own internal targets,” he said.

“We will be competitive. We just want to take it a week at a time and break up the season into different segments, with their own milestones we want to hit.

“Whether we get there or not is still to be seen. We want to be competitive week in, week out and see where it takes us.”

West Point had a big test on Saturday night against ladder leaders Surf Coast.

Surf Coast got the win 3-1.

Speaking before the match, Petrevksi said they were looking forward to it.

“They have been really unlucky the last few years not to be promoted,” he said. “We need to go there with a clear head.

“We have a bit of confidence and we know what we need to do to get the result.”

In other matches, Truganina Hornets lost to Keilor Wolves, 2-0.