Panthers season still alive after win
BURDEKIN coach Angelo Licciardello hopes his side can build some momentum out of their win over fourth- placed Saints Eagles Souths after keeping their season alive at Aitkenvale Park yesterday.
The injury- hit Panthers fielded five under- 18s players while welcoming back a couple of others from injury in the 2- 1 win, which saw Burdekin move to within a point of the finals.
Mitch Taylor stayed onside and met a cross into the box before half- volleying into the left corner of Harry Hickey’s goal to claim the winner in the final 15 minutes after earlier goals by Antony Castiglione and SES’ Jared Stanley.
“It was good to get a win, we haven’t had many,” Licciardello said. “The performance was pretty poor but OK considering we’ve got players who have been injured and training has been not much.
“Hopefully it can help us build a bit of momentum, but we’re a long way off the pace.
“It keeps us alive but we’re a
It was good to get a win, we haven’t had many
long way off the pace in reality.
“All we can really hope is to get some fitness in the bodies who come back.”
In the only other game of the round, a goal to Jason Quabba helped Ingham pick up their second point of the season in a 1- 1 draw with Ross River at Augie Pane Field.
Two matches were deferred, with MA Olympic and Rebels, and Brothers and Warriors to meet at another time.