Tonight is the big one

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

TONIGHT’S game is a mas­sive one for us. It’s our fiercest ri­vals – Cairns ( or FNQFC Heat).

Who­ever wins not only gets the three points, but also keeps the Frank Fa­rina Cup for another 12 months – awarded to the win­ner of the North Queens­land v Far North Queens­land derby, named af­ter north­ern Queens­land’s most suc­cess­ful football ex­port.

Im­por­tantly, if we win, we go six points ahead. If FNQ win, they are level with us. We are in 5th place on 24 points on the com­pe­ti­tion lad­der and with one game in hand. But there’s another in­cen­tive to win, as it would also be the first time that we have won three con­sec­u­tive games.

No need for a mo­ti­va­tional talk from me tonight!

Last week’s win against last- placed SWQ Thun­der was a good re­sult but there is plenty of room for im­prove­ment. There were too many oc­ca­sions when we turned the ball over un­der no pres­sure. All of their chances came from us.

Hav­ing said that, I was also pleased with some good in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances.

Jar­rod Lee scored the goal of the game when he beat four play­ers, turned in the box and smashed the ball into the bot­tom cor­ner. Corey Waples was a stand­out for the 90 min­utes, scor­ing an in­di­vid­ual goal with a run from the half­way line.

Please help us get that six­point break by com­ing along to Brolga Park tonight to be our 12th man.

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