Gla­di­a­tors re­main­ing pos­i­tive

Loss for Gayndah’s league side

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery

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.”

PHO­TOS: ADAM MCCLEERY

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.

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