Wallabys bounce back
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
WALLABYS are hoping to bounce back on to the winners list when they host Yeppoon in CQ Extended League A grade action at Marley Brown Oval tonight.
Last year's premiers currently sit in fourth spot on the ladder, but coach Aaron Farrar is confident they have what it takes to defeat the fifth-placed Seagulls.
'It is a crucial game for us, we have the nucleus of a strong side and know, with the right attitude, we are good enough to win,' Farrar said.
Farrar believes Wallabys are ready to hit their straps, even though key players Ron Craig, Garry Brown, Ashley Dodd and Tyrell Born are missing the game tonight.
'We are missing a few guys, but it gives players like Matt Baker, Grant Stokes and Drew Palmer chances to show people they can play football,' he said.
Farrar is also well-aware of the importance of tonight's match-up with both sides currently sitting on six points.
'The Extended League is the closest it has been for a long time, we are one of four teams sitting on six points.
'It is a must-win game for us, if we win we are back amongst the top, we lose then things get tough,' he said.
In other Extended League games this weekend, Gladstone Brothers face a tough away assignment against Fitzroy-Gracemere.
The Brethren have a good record at Saleyards Park, but face a Sharks team who are hungry for a win after last weekend's two-point loss against Biloela.
Speaking of the Panthers, they will be looking to make life difficult for Rockhampton Brothers out at Biloela on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, things do not get any easier for Tannum Sands who head up to Browne Park on Sunday for their clash against the undefeated CQU Norths Chargers.
Valleys have the bye.