Gladstone Mudcrabs face tough Yeppoon road trip

CLOSE CALL: BITS’ Kyle Michael Emery against Mudcrabs at BITS Oval, Boyne Island in the recent men’s AFL match.
CLOSE CALL: BITS’ Kyle Michael Emery against Mudcrabs at BITS Oval, Boyne Island in the recent men’s AFL match. Christopher Chan

AFTER a tough outing at home earlier in the season against Yeppoon, the Mudcrabs now have to overcome another adversity this weekend.

The Gladstone AFL outfit faces a 151km, two-hour journey even before it can take the park against their opponents.

"It is hard travelling all the way up there and getting all the guys to be able to play," Mudcrabs assistant coach Mick Larkins said.

The Gladstone players have all committed to the hectic travelling arrangements, and have welcomed back a few crucial players for the clash.

"We have got Corey Wyndridge back from suspension, Liam Eilola from an injury, as well as our player-coaches are back, so they are four big ins."

The match against Yeppoon, who sit behind the BITS Saints on points percentage, may prove to be critical for a finals berth.

Currently ahead of the Panthers, returning from the road trip with a win could cement the fourth spot for the time being.

After two brilliant last quarters in the past two weeks, once to top the Panthers and the second to nearly pull off a miracle against BITS, the Mudcrabs are looking to improve their third quarter in order to not have to produce that final term magic.



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