ON THE BALL: Gympie Cats player Kimba Rowlands (with ball) has been playing well for the Cats.
ON THE BALL: Gympie Cats player Kimba Rowlands (with ball) has been playing well for the Cats. Darryn Smith

Cats to pounce on Pomona

THE Gympie Cats seniors  team is looking to continue their momentum from last week's win at Bribie in  today's match against major rivals the Pomona Demons.

Assistant coach Hugh Stewart said last weekend the Cats had played their best seniors' game in 10 years after defeating the Bribie Bulldogs at Bribie.

He said the Cats were down by 10 at half-time, but were able to pull through in the second half, only allowing the Bulldogs to score two goals and securing the win 67-41.

"It's really good for the club," he said.

"It makes the trip to Bribie worthwhile.

"Bribie had a big event for their home game and were not impressed when we won."

Stewart said Bribie were strong early but the Cats were able to take their chances despite the windy conditions.

The Cats adopted a new match plan that seemed to work in their favour with the strengthening of their backline with new players taking the field.

"We are trying a few different ideas and structure," he said.

Gympie are now sitting more comfortably at second place on the AFL Sunshine Coast competition ladder, two wins ahead of Bribie after last weekend's result.

"The team is fired up to get down to Pomona," Stewart said.

When the teams first played, Gympie proved that they were a force to be reckoned with, defeating Pomona 82-37, only to be beaten at Pomona 59-21 in round five.

"It's always been a rivalry match between the two clubs and we will look to improve our last game's result," Stewart said.

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