No holding back for reserves

THE Calliope Roosters and Brothers reserves clash this weekend at Bunting Field should see players from both sides absolutely spent come the final hooter, according to the Roosters president Pete Masters.

Opening the day's footy at 4.30pm before the Brothers-Woorabinda match-up, the reserves game should be a fair spectacle as an intro to the fast and furious A grade game.

Injuries sustained early in the match last week to Roosters Simon Batts and captain Alex Busby open the door for players waiting in the wings to show their wares in front of a home crowd.

“I expect them to go out there and give 100 percent,” Masters said.

“Brothers are, from all reports, going very well and we're expecting a tough physical game.”

Unfortunately former Brothers stalwart Trevor Huth, who joined the Roosters this season, won't be on the paddock to renew acquaintances with a few mates this weekend.

Another ex-Brother in Jimmy Radloff will also miss out but it's hoped he'll return after the two-week break.

After last week's double-header at Bunting Field, which brought an exceptional number of spectators through the gate, Masters believes the field won't be light on spectators given the teams involved.

“We had nothing but positive feedback from last week, and while we don't expect it to reach the same proportion, we're hoping the locals get down,” Masters said.

Masters said the club hoped to have the electronic scoreboard up and firing for the match, and the ground is also getting better with each passing dry day with volunteers are working overtime to get it in pristine condition.

“We're pretty happy and proud with the condition it's in through the hard work of a few,” he said.

Masters praised Woorabinda players for forming a tunnel for the Roosters to run through last week. “We've developed camaraderie between the clubs already,” he said.



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