Lions out to put gap on up­beat Tigers

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

SA­MUEL DAVIS Le­ich­hardt to a mirac­u­lous 2-1 win at Tiger Park last time the two teams met.

But Edge Hill pres­i­dent Glen Wadding­ham said the for­mer FNQ Heat star would be closely minded, with the Tigers aim­ing to keep a clean sheet at home to­mor­row.

“Cam com­ing back from the NPL gives them a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence,” Wadding­ham said.

With fourth-placed Le­ich- hardt only marginally ahead of Edge Hill on the lad­der, Lions cap­tain Tom Orr said a win would give some wel­come breath­ing space be­tween the two clubs.

“Ob­vi­ously, we’ve played there ear­lier this year and got a good re­sult and hope­fully we can repli­cate that,” Orr said.

“They’ve wel­comed some new play­ers into the team but we want to to keep our in­ten- sity at a high level. I feel like we’ve played quite well the last two weeks so it would be good to main­tain that.”

Le­ich­hardt this week­end will be with­out mid­fielder Josh Mulla, who re­ceived a red card dur­ing their 2-0 loss to Mar­lin Coast Rangers last Sunday.

“It hurts to lose Josh,” Orr said.

We may change our for­ma­tion to help with that. Who- ever comes though will be able to play a role for us.”

Wadding­ham said Tigers coach Paul Fitzger­ald had worked hard to bring the team to­gether this sea­son.

“Paul re­ally wants to cre­ate strong re­la­tion­ships within the group,” he said.

In the other matches, Ma­reeba United play Strat­ford FC and Innisfail United take on Mar­lin Coast Rangers.

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