Gladiators out to reverse fortunes
Homeground hopefully an advantage over Nanango Stags
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.”
PUT ON A SHOW: Gayndah Gladiators will come out swinging at their home ground.