Wolves outplay locals
THE Gladstone Gladiators under-13 side again missed out on a win despite another solid Champions Cup performance against the Wollongong Wolves yesterday.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Gladiators hit back through a penalty goal to Aaron Chilcott early in the second half before a late Wolves score decided the issue, leaving the Gladstone side with a win and a draw from four starts.
Chilcott's goal was his second in as many days after he and teammates Andy Bates and Garth Lawrie scored in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Townsville Stingers.
Lawrie was again in good form in the midfield for the Gladiators yesterday while Stephen Riches was strong at the back.
Team manager Ross Tanner said the Gladiators had suffered from a lack of reserves but were geared up for a big performance against Ipswich today.