Gla­di­a­tors out to re­verse for­tunes

Home­ground hope­fully an ad­van­tage over Nanango Stags

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

GLA­DI­A­TORS will look to­wards the side­lines for in­spi­ra­tion as they try to turn around their sea­son.

The Gayn­dah Sports Grounds will host a triple header of se­nior games this weekend and a vo­cal crowd is ex­pected to turn up.

Glad­i­a­tor’s pres­i­dent Damien Carter said Gayn­dah would use the home ground ad­van­tage to put on a show against the Nanango Stags.

“There will def­i­nitely be a good crowd there, usu­ally the lo­cals sup­port us re­ally well,” Carter said.

“Usu­ally we get a cou­ple of hun­dred to our home games and with two other games who knows how many people are go­ing to turn up.”

Carter said the Gla­di­a­tors have been im­prov­ing their fit­ness at train­ing af­ter run­ning out of puff in the sec­ond half of their open­ing games.

“The last two out­ings we’ve had them in the first half hour of both games.”

“We can hold our own, we just need to get the boys a bit fit­ter and try to get the team work­ing to­gether.”

And the ad­di­tion of in­ter­na­tional play­ers liv­ing in Gayn­dah for the fruit pick­ing sea­son should bol­ster the ranks.

“We’ve got an Ital­ian play­ing and we had a cou­ple of French guys show up dur­ing the week, and they are re­ally fit and have a bit of ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said.

In the other two matches Mun­dub­bera Tigers take on the Cher­bourg Hor­nets and Theodore Roost­ers will play WondaiWolves.

“A few of the boys will prob­a­bly hang around to watch that game, that should be a good one,” Carter said.

“Theodore is go­ing re­ally good andWondai is a de­cent team.”

PHOTO: BRAN­DON LIVESAY

PUT ON A SHOW: Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors will come out swing­ing at their home ground.

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