Gladiators remaining positive
Loss for Gayndah’s league side
THE Gayndah Gladiators suffered another loss but will continue to work towards a better second half of the season with a full squad almost ready to go.
Gladiator’s senior coach Scott Littlefield said the team had a couple of areas to work on and were not far from getting the results.
“I think basically it just comes down to a little bit of discipline and ball control,” Littlefield said.
“Once we do that we are going to win games.”
Despite the heavy margin Littlefield said it wasn’t doom and gloom for the Gladiators who could look forward to upcoming games.
“There are a lot of positives to take out of that, the boys fought hard in the second half which was a great effort I thought,” Littlefield said.
“Murgon will definitely know they played a game of football.”
Murgon got out to a quick start, putting on 20 points in the first 20 minutes and left Gladiators on the back foot for the rest of the match.
Injuries during the game didn’t help their game either, Littlefield said.
“A lot of injuries,” Littlefield said.
“We had 16 today and first we lost two players through injury and then another comes out and hurts his knee.”
Gayndah players Jamie Kirk and Jooga Guyatt were taken out of the game early after a head clash left them both busted open.
“And Murgon put on points quickly,” Littlefield said.
“We pretty much discarded that first half and I thought that the effort was a lot better in the second half.”
Littlefield hopes to continue that late form into next week’s game against Mundubbera.
“Next week we look at the Orange Cup and will get four of our top players back so that will probably be the first time this year that we will have the whole squad ready,” Littlefield said.
“The boys have come out of it positive and the effort is there we just have to find that discipline and a little bit more commitment and we will be right.”
DEVASTATING RUN: Murgon player Thomas Simpson (above) needing multiple Gladiators to bring him down.
FAR RIGHT: Gladiators player Scott Griffith.
ABOVE: Gladiator Ben Berrie taking it to the Murgon team.
Gladiator centre Michael Medew taking a solid hit from Murgon centre Sam Selehold.
Murgon interchange player Eddie Duncan turning the Gladiators around.
RIGHT: Murgon player Eddie Duncan.
RIGHT: Gladiator Thomas Boulvrias.