BILAMBIL'S full-back Drew Lanston (with the ball).
BILAMBIL'S full-back Drew Lanston (with the ball). Tweed Daily News/Blainey Woodham

Jets step up the power

TAKING on the premiers is never an easy task, especially when you have beaten them already this season.

But that's the assignment for the Bilambil Jets tomorrow when they travel to Owen Park to play Southport in round 16 of the Bycroft Cup.

After a disappointing loss to Runaway Bay at Bilambil, the Jets know they will have to step up to match the power and strength of Southport.

However Jets' coach Troy McCarthy is looking forward to the game and believes playing tough matches at this stage of the competition will only make his side battle-hardened when it comes to the finals.

“Games like these are great for building some momentum towards the end of the season,” McCarthy said.

“Southport is a big side and will try to dominate us through their forwards, and at home they will be hard to beat.

“We will have to use our speed around the ruck to turn them around, but the boys have beaten the Tigers once this year and know what to expect.

“To win this competition, you have to get over teams like Southport.”

A bonus for Bilambil will be the inclusion of inspirational forward Jason Klimis, who got off a dangerous tackle charge and will be available to play. Andrew Cross moves to halfback and James Marcus comes into the run-on side.

In other Gold Coast matches this weekend, Burleigh is home to Hinterland, Runaway Bay hosts Currumbin, Ormeau travels to Tugun and Beaudesert hosts Parkwood.



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