HAPPY SKIPPER: Cudgen Hornets captain Kirra Stedman.
HAPPY SKIPPER: Cudgen Hornets captain Kirra Stedman. Michael Doyle

Strong bond keep Hornets league-tag buzzing on field

LEAGUE-TAG: On the back of a solid win last weekend, Cudgen are full of confidence heading into round-six of the LLT Premiership.

The fourth place Hornets, led by their captain Kirra Stedman looked settled in the competition, but are now playing with high expectations.

This afternoon's clash with Evans Head will be a test of their maturity and focus.

On current form, Cudgen will be expected to be successful against the eighth placed Bombers.

But Cudgen coach Letitia Kelly said her team knew they needed to stay focused as more teams begin to take notice of them as a threat in the competition.

"At the moment I am really happy with how we are going,” Kelly said.

"The key is not getting ahead of ourselves and just focusing on playing our game.”

Last week's 28-6 win over Ballina was the highest score the Hornets have achieved this year.

Kelly said she wanted her side to stick to their structures, and hopefully more points come in the next few games.

"We want to stick to our game plans and concentrate on that,” she said.

Another aspect of Cudgen's successful start to the season is the camaraderie of the team, according to their coach.

Kelly claimed that there was a strong bond within the club, which was contributing to their solid performances on the field.

"We've really bonded together as a team, and that includes the staff as well,” Kelly said.

"We all have one goal which is to get out there and have a good time but also play respectfully as well.”

Cudgen's round-six match with Evans Head kicks-off this morning at 10.45am at Stan Payne Oval, Evans Head.



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