Careful Koalas need a win

SOUTH Tweed Koalas are learning sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenges, and they will be in pursuit of victory tomorrow afternoon when they face Beaudesert at Dave Burns Field.

The Koalas are carefully advancing step-by-step to keep their top-five spot over 12 rounds of the Bycroft Cup competition.

Coach Dean Allen said the home-ground advantage would go a long way for his team.

“Beaudesert are very competitive when they play at home but when they travel they struggle with numbers,” he said.

“We enjoy playing at home and we always have a good crowd here ... it’s a great boost.”

The Koalas have been working on their combinations recently and are not hampered by injuries at present.

Allen said even though his team had a triumph last week they needed to bring a better approach into the game.

“We won but it was an ugly win against Ormeau and we just didn’t have the right attitude,” he said. “Most of the players were below the standards we set and I noticed after half-time we really had to put the foot down to get the win.”

Allen said there were 22 players in his team and there was good healthy competition for opening spots this week.

The last time the Koalas played Beaudesert they won by 20 points and Allen believed it was it was their best defensive game all season.

The game kicks off at 3pm.

Elsewhere, Bilambil Jets are still at the crows nest on the table but they will be in for a big day at the office when they play Parkwood Sharks tomorrow at Musgrave Avenue.

The only bump in the road for the Jets came in round 10 when they lost to Southport Tigers, which was their first loss of the season, but they have bounced back with their winning brand of tenacity.

Coach Troy McCarthy said Parkwood had beaten Southport last week, which was a little alarming.

“We may have beaten them in the first round and they are also down on the ladder, but we still need to respect them,” he said.

“I am pretty confident we can continue to win games, and I am pretty comfortable with what we have achieved so far.”

Kick-off is 3pm.

Runaway Bay face Burleigh Heads, Tugun Seahawks play Southport Tigers, Currumbin Eagles clash with Hinterland Storm and Ormeau have a bye.



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