Jordon Warhurst evades a Brothers player on Saturday in the Heat’s 5-0 loss to Brothers.
Jordon Warhurst evades a Brothers player on Saturday in the Heat’s 5-0 loss to Brothers. Renee Pilcher

Brothers handle the young Heat

THE Cooloola Heat came crashing back to earth on Saturday after losing 5-0 to Brothers in Maryborough.

The Heat had been hoping to continue their winning ways after knocking over Hervey Bay 2-0 at home in their first encounter of the Wide Bay Premier League, instead the young team was left reeling after one its heaviest loses to the blue and whites.

Coach Ben Fitzpatrick said some red hot goals from penalty corners were the difference in the game.

“We played pretty well, I thought,” Fitzpatrick said.

“We had more possession – had the better run of play and still got flogged.”

Fitzpatrick said the Brothers execution on penalty corners was the difference in the game.

“They had six penalty corners and scored off four, we had five penalty corners and didn’t look like scoring.”

The coach couldn’t fault the effort of his young charges.

“Everyone tried hard- we just have some technical difficulties which are easy to fix.”

The Heat has two weeks until their next match in Bundaberg against Bundy team All Blacks.

“We have two blokes coming back into the side so positions will be on the line,” Fitzpatrick said.

“I thought Jordon Warhurst played well in left half and Drew Wenzel and Joey Collins played strongly.”

“Everyone played pretty well, it wasn’t as if we were outclassed - they just took their chances and we didn’t.

“Everyone was disappointed after the game, but if we fix up our corners, we will be competitive. They only scored one field goal and that was when we were pressing forward trying to attack,” he said.

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