The Buccs put in their most impressive performance of the season taking down the third-placed Willeton Tigers on the weekend, but they now face the biggest test of their season so far. The Rockingham Flames have not rested on their laurels since winning the championship last year, winning their first eight games in a row. However, they were upset by the Perth Redbacks last week and will be looking to bounce back and put an end to the Buccs’ dominance at home. Despite the challenge coach Dayle Joseph said the Flames held no fear and was confident his side had the tools to stop them. “We’ll go in and work with what our strengths are, we’re a pretty good team as well and instead of us stopping them they’ll have to try and stop us,” he said. “There hasn’t been too much mention of Rockingham amongst the group this week, it’s all been about working on our stuff and tweaking a few things from the weekend. “They’re the top team, they recently just lost their first game, they’d be pretty upset about that. It’s just a game that we have to win whether there’s any extra to it I’m not so sure.” The Buccs are currently in a tight battle for third place locked with four other teams on a 6-3 record and if they can get on top of the Flames it will be a huge chance to break from the pack. “It’d be a great opportunity for us to close the gap between those teams that are above us,” Joseph said. “We’re in the middle of the season, we’ll go in with a fresh mind as far as how we go about things defensively and offensively.” The Buccs impressed with their field shooting in their dismantling of the Tigers on the weekend. “I would say probably it was the most consistent game we’ve played,” Joseph said. “Zach (Gattorna) is a shooter, we just hadn’t seen that from him yet so to his credit he did a little bit extra work during the week and we saw some fruits of that. “Obviously (Aaron) Ralph is still working his way back into it, I would say he’s not 100 per cent but he’s certainly working his way towards being that and I think we’re seeing him get better and better every week as well.” There will be some big players expected to be in the stands with Bryce Cotton and Damian Martin in town for a coaching clinic but Joseph said he hasn’t recruited them for the Buccs line-up. “It would be a crowd-pleaser but I’ve got enough trouble rotating the guys we’ve got through our team at the moment,” he joked. The Buccs will tip off against Rockingham at Activewest Stadium at 7pm on Saturday.