Pan­thers sea­son still alive af­ter win

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - LIAM BUT­TER­WORTH

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.

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