Amos back to boost Centrals’ winning run
KICK OFF TIME
CENTRALS are hoping to make it four wins in a row tonight when they play keen city rivals Brothers at Jack Manski Oval.
Scoring an impressive 26- 20 win over premiership contenders Burdekin last weekend, Centrals go into tonight’s Round 14 clash again without halfback James Redman ( work commitments), forward Dennis Tomarchio ( injury) and fullback Jesse Pomare- Anderson ( Cowboys under- 20s).
re- gained a very handy campaigner in Clint Amos, who played his first game for Centrals last weekend in more than a year.
The former Cowboys utility will play in the halves for Cen- trals tonight, adding valuable experience to a team that is fourth on the Townsville and Districts Rugby League ladder.
“At the start of the year we were basically finding ways to lose games, but now we’re finding ways to win games,” Centrals coach Dick Walsh said.
“Against the Burdekin it was a case of shutting down their back five and retaining our core strength, and we’ll be taking a similar approach against Brothers.
“They’ve got a good mix of youth and experience, so we need to make our tackles and stick to the game plan.”
A win tonight will keep Centrals inside the top four with eight rounds remaining until finals, and keep further pressure on third- placed Brothers.
Walsh said the inclusion of Amos had paid dividends against Burdekin, and hoped for more of the same tonight.
“He has a very calming influence in the halves and he just seems to steady the ship for us, and steer us in the right direction,” he said.
Burdekin host Herbert River tomorrow in a top of the table clash, and University play Norths at Joe Baker Field.