Cats player Billy Mitchell busts out of the pack on his way out of defence on Saturday.
Cats player Billy Mitchell busts out of the pack on his way out of defence on Saturday. Craig Warhurst

Gympie Cats still winless

IT HAS been a long year for Gympie Cats player/coach Jason Kent.

His Australian rules team is winless for the 2010 season after losing 2-1-13 to 23-16-154 to arch rivals Pomona on Saturday.

The 141-point loss at the hands of second placed Pomona was disappointing for the Cats’ stalwart, who said he and the team could only look forward now.

Next weekend is the Cats’ final game of the season and Kent is hoping the team can pull a win out of the bag.

“A few of the older blokes have been saying this could be the first season in the Cats’ 40-year history we haven’t won a game,” Kent said.

“I can’t sugar-coat. This season has been a shocker.”

Kent said despite the heavy loss at the weekend the team put in a lot of effort. He added if no one came to training there was no way of getting fitter or finding the time to practise working as a team.

He said the team lacked depth and players but added new recruits Adam Overall and Trent McClintock, along with Bill Mitchell, played well.

He pointed out Adam Hendry in defence, saying he was kept extremely busy protecting the goal.

“It was raining goals down there and he had plenty of work to do.”

The coach is planning on blooding some more under-16 players in the Cats team for the final game.

The under-16 squad is having a good season in the Sunshine Coast competition, beating the top of the table team last weekend and looks in good form for the finals.

“I will look at blooding some more young guys to look to the future,” Kent said.

“They have some talent and are the future for the Cats.

“We will get through next week and then look forward to next season.”

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