Gympie Cats get one up on Bribie Dogs
AUSSIE RULES: The Gympie Cats have come home with a mammoth win against the Bribie Bulldogs on Saturday, cementing their spot in second position on the AFL Sunshine Coast competition ladder.
Despite travelling at the weekend, the senior Cats team was able to defeat the Bulldogs 94-24 at Bribie Island.
Assistant coach Hugh Stewart said it was always a long trip down there but would be the last time they travelled that far for a while.
Stewart stressed the importance of getting off to a good start and that by doing so the Cats put themselves in good stead for a win.
"If we get off to a good start we usually follow through," he said.
Stewart said the score was four goals to one by the first quarter, with the team's accuracy building every week.
Player coach Brent Forsyth led from the front strongly again this week, setting up a lot of plays, Stewart said.
John Gorrie also played well, scoring four goals off the wing while Stewart secured three of his own with Adam Hendry and Matthew Wardle scoring two.
Stewart said as the team continued to incorporate set plays and substitute new structures it was noticing a big difference and plays were paying off, especially in the front line.
"We are able to execute our plays more and is that is building a strong side," he said.
The Cats had a few players unavailable for the match which made the win that much better, he said.
The missing players will hopefully be able to make this week's game at the Six Mile Oval against rival club Pomona on Saturday.
"We will be happy to have a home game after travelling."
The Cats are showing no signs of slowing down as their next goal will be to move up the ranks and take top spot on the ladder to finish the season on a high.
"We are coming down to the pointy end of the season."