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Cats take swipe at Dogs to hold top spot

TACKLE: Gympie Cats player Greg Murley is hot on the heels of Shane Turner from Maroochydore in a previous match at Six Mile.
TACKLE: Gympie Cats player Greg Murley is hot on the heels of Shane Turner from Maroochydore in a previous match at Six Mile. James Loose

THE Gympie Cats will finish their last round game at home today hoping to secure a top of the ladder spot, by defeating the Bribie Bulldogs.

Coach Brent Forsyth said it would be good to finish off the year at home and hopefully return to play the finals at Six Mile Oval should the Cats hold top spot.

He said it would put some needed distance between them and the Maroochydore Roos who are hot on their heels.

"We do not want to get ahead of ourselves- we still have a long game of footy ahead and do not want to get too comfortable at this stage," Forsyth said.

Bribie waslast year's premiers and despite not having the season they wanted, are still a threat with all four teams making finals.

Forsyth said the team was contesting a couple of niggling injuries but had good depth, and the addition of other returning players, they should do well.

However, after last week's clash with Maroochydore, the Cats will play without Jake Mogford (broken hand) or Jye Robinson, who sustained a shoulder injury.

But training has been going well with strong numbers turning out despite the cold weather.

"It is the best time of the year to be playing footy so that helps," Forsyth said.

The team is concentrating on sharpening the areas they have been working on over the past month, including building fitness.

Forsyth has seen big improvements throughout the entire group from when he began coaching the Cats for the first time this year.

"It has been a buzz just to see how far they have come from. When you enjoy something you do it the best you can. The most important thing is that they are enjoying their footy," he said.

The Gympie Cats will host a special guest at its seniors home game on Saturday - comedian Steady Eddy will do a show to raise money for the Gympie Cats AFL club at Six Mile Oval.

The show starts at 8pm with the doors open by 6pm. Tickets, with an 18 years and over restriction, cost $10 and can be bought on the night. Or, bookings can be made with Donna Cross on phone 0435 651 602.

Gympie Times

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