Curra, Lions in bat­tle to make top four

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE prize of a much needed vic­tory will drive the Curra Swans and Townsville City Lions in their clash at Mul­doon Oval to­day.

Both en­dured com­pre­hen­sive losses to the Thuringowa Bull­dogs and Her­mit Park Tigers re­spec­tively last week­end, man­ag­ing just one goal be­tween them in a cu­mu­la­tive 200 min­utes of football.

Mil­i­tary ex­er­cises have dec­i­mated teams for the past few weeks of Townsville AFL, and the Swans and Lions have suf­fered more than most.

There is no time for ei­ther side to dwell on past re­sults though, with just seven reg­u­lar rounds re­main­ing un­til fi­nals and both teams bat­tling to squeeze into the top four.

“We made it hard on our­selves not get­ting that win over the Univer­sity Hawks a few weeks back, but there’s still a few games to go, so who knows,” Lions coach Andy Pethy­bridge said.

“We still just have to make do with what we’ve got, but ev­ery game is tough.

“There are some things I usu­ally do that I sim­ply won’t be able to do this game, but we have guys play­ing to make the most of their op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

The Lions and Curra have clashed twice al­ready this year with the teams shar­ing an even split, although Townsville City won the most re­cent en­counter with an eight- point vic­tory.

Thuringowa host Univer­sity at Tony Ire­land Sta­dium in to­day’s other clash, with the Hawks com­ing off a bye.

RMS Townsville AFL — Round 15

To­day: 3pm Curra Swans v Townsville City Lions, Mul­doon Oval; 3pm Thuringowa Bull­dogs v Univer­sity Hawks, Tony Ire­land Sta­dium.

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