Brothers? fourth place on the line
SPARKS face a tough task holding on to fourth spot when they clash with Park Avenue Brothers in CQ Extended League men's hockey action at Rigby Park today.
Sparks' two victories to date have been enough to lift them into the top four although they have not capitalised on a string of home game fixtures in recent weeks to the disappointment of coach Ja- son Burns.
They will need to lift another gear if they are to improve upon that record when they host sec- ond-placed Park Avenue Brothers today at 2.20pm.
Sparks hold on to fourth spot by just a solitary point from South- side United who take on the hap- less Frenchville Rovers in Rock- hampton today and look almost certain to gain maximum points.
Meanwhile, Meteors, a further two points adrift from Sparks, also face a daunting task today against competition leaders CQU Wanderers at Rockhampton's Kalka Shades.
In Gladstone and District Hock- ey Association A1 women's action this weekend, Meteors take on Souths, also at 2.20pm today be- fore backing up against Sparks to- morrow at 10am.
Today's A1 clash is Souths' stalwart Susan Aitkenhead-Brown's last game for the club before leaving Gladstone for Cloncurry.