Tannum Seagulls meet Valleys tomorrow at Marley Brown Oval and both sides will be eager to take the points in a physical game.
Tannum Seagulls meet Valleys tomorrow at Marley Brown Oval and both sides will be eager to take the points in a physical game. File

Fighting for points

VALLEYS will be out to make up for their loss against Wallabys last week, but will have to get over Tannum Sands on Sunday to get the points.

This clash is one of two to be played at Marley Brown Oval this weekend, with Brothers playing host to CQU Norths tonight.

Brothers coach Mark Graham is looking for a win to keep his side in contention for the finals.

“I was pretty happy with our persistence last week, but not our execution, so I hope we can improve there,” Graham said.

The matches between Brothers and CQU were generally hard-fought contests, Graham said.

“It could be a wet track, so winning in the ruck will be a key to the game, as well as making good field position,” he said.

Valleys coach Mark McManus said last week’s scoreline didn’t reflect the game played against Wallabys.

“We’ve got a few players back this week, so I’m expecting it to be a bit more evenly matched,” McManus said.

For Valleys, the defensive side of the game has been the issue, McManus said, and they’ll be attempting to slow Tannum down.

“Our attack has been good, but we need to get the one-on-ones right and tighten up in defence,” he said.

In other matches, Biloela plays Yeppoon in Biloela, and Wallabys head to Victoria Park to play Rockhampton Brothers today. Calliope will also play Fitzroy/Gracemere in reserve grade football at Victoria Park today.

In local league point scores, Gladstone Brothers sit dominant on the points table in all three grades. They hold a six-point lead over Biloela in the A-grade, six over Tannum in reserves and two-point lead over Tannum in the under-20s.



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