Battle for top spot
UNIVERSITY Hawks coach Zammi Rohan is hoping his team’s hard work can continue to pay off in their top- of- thetable blockbuster with the Hermit Park Tigers today.
Both sides boast impressive 9- 1 win/ loss records to start the 2017 season, with the Tigers sitting in first due to a slightly better winning percentage.
The winner of today’s 3pm clash at Harold Phillips Oval will move in to outright first in the Townsville AFL standings and Rohan ( pictured) had faith in his side’s ability to match it with Hermit Park.
“As a club we are really positive about the start we’ve had to the year and it’s been great to get some rewards from our hard work,” he said.
“We’ve welcomed some great new players to the club this season and our returning players have also really stepped up.
“We’ve only had the one hiccup this season and that was against the Tigers a few weeks back so we need to be at our best for this game.”
The two sides have split their two previous encounters this season and Rohan said his squad must be ready to match the fast- moving style that the Tigers rely on.
“The Tigers move the ball quite fast, they run and carry a fair bit and their style of play is all about quick movement,” he said.
“We need to try and shut that down and keep working hard as a group for the entire game.”
In other Townsville AFL action today the winless Curra Swans will be desperate to find their first victory of the season when they tackle the fourthplaced Northern Beaches Suns at North Shore at 3pm.
The Swans have struggled mightily this season and will face a tall order against a Suns side that has already beaten them twice in 2017.