Murwillumbah Football Club striker Alex Thelwal clashes with a defender from Palm Beach Soccer Club. MFC beat Palm Beach 5-0.
Murwillumbah Football Club striker Alex Thelwal clashes with a defender from Palm Beach Soccer Club. MFC beat Palm Beach 5-0. Contributed

Mur’bah footy club is still set to dominate

MURWILLUMBAH Football Club remains the dominant force in the Gold Coast Premier League after a solid 4-1 win over Palm Beach last Saturday.

Now the club's sights are set on Saturday's round 16 match against second place contenders Broadbeach United, who trail Murwillumbah nine points on the league ladder.

Despite missing players, Murwillumbah captain-coach David Lonie is confident his team can smash any hopes Broadbeach have of clawing closer to a premiership win.

"We're still undefeated...we're eight points clear of them," Lonie said.

"But Justin Tannock has five yellow cards, so he's suspended.

"Jordy Campbell has a broken leg and I'll play at 60% healthy with my torn calf."

Lonie noted that Murwillumbah would have to lose consistently to throw away their considerable chance of a premiership win.

"Broadbeach would have to win just about every game and we'd have to lose every game," he said.

"But it's going to be a tough game, Broadbeach have been there (near the top of the ladder) since the start.

"It's like a grand final for us."

Lonie's plan for success at Saturday's game was relatively simple.

"Hopefully we can pull away nice and early for some quick goals," he said.

"We should have enough players to get it done...but we need to keep the pressure on."

Lonie hoped for a strong crowd for the game at the club's home of Jim Devine field, Murwillumbah at 3pm.



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