Gladstone support means more Capras games next year
GLADSTONE is almost certain to host a number of Central Queensland Capras matches in the 2014 season after reports the match against Souths-Logan was a resounding success.
After asking the Gladstone community to prove it wanted more matches come next season, Capras CEO Denis Keeffe was extremely pleased with the attendance at Marley Brown Oval on Saturday night.
"Terrific, I couldn't be happier," Keeffe said.
It was not only the size of the crowd that impressed Keeffe and other Capras representatives, but the support the fans showed for the club, despite the struggles throughout the year and in fact the Souths-Logan match.
"A big, supportive crowd was chanting at times and that is great," Keeffe said.
"The whole Marley Brown experience was very good. We are very pleased."
Despite not being a high-scoring and thrilling match, the Capras and Magpies fought hard, and Keeffe was impressed by how the crowd supported and appreciated that style of play.
"It was not a flashy game but both teams were committed and fought hard," he said.
The only question now is what impact does the Marley Brown match have on the Capras schedule next season?
Reasonably, the Gladstone fans can expect to see more matches after what the Capras and Keeffe put to them earlier in the week, and the CEO is set to deliver.
"It got me for next year. It was very good," he said.
After taking a 6-0 lead, the Capras were forced to do a lot of defending throughout the match, including 26 straight tackles on their defensive try line.
The pressure proved too much, though, in the tough battle, and Souths-Logan took the match 14-6.