Lions den is back open

The importance of today hasn't escaped the Lions. 275020. Picture: ROB CAREW

The importance of heading into the bye next week with a 4-1 ledger hasn’t escaped the mind of Pakenham coach Ash Green.

The Lions have won three on the bounce, after suffering a defeat to Narre Warren in the opening round back on 2 April.

Pakenham has had a unique start to the year off the field, playing all of its four matches away from home.

On Saturday the Lions will host Upwey Tecoma at Toomuc Reserve, with the focus of taking another win into the bye in front of some of the club’s greatest players.

“I think it was really important to get a few wins early in this season for confidence,” Green said.

“It definitely sets your season, it’s really important for us because it’s our first home game.

“We have had a really interrupted start to the season having a week off after the Narre (Warren) game and all that sort of stuff.

“I think like all sides we just want to be playing, but we have a couple of past premiership reunions on the weekend too so we want to be playing well for the past greats of our club.

“Really excited about this weekend and (as for) Upwey (Tecoma); I think we’re in for a really tough contest”

Early wins have been crucial for the Lions, who will have a home ground heavy run home.