The Hammers union side plays on home soil again today against Caloundra.
The Hammers union side plays on home soil again today against Caloundra. Fraser Coast Chronicle

Haunting loss won't deter Hammers

A TROUBLESOME first half proved the undoing of the Gympie Hammers last weekend against Caboolture.

But a week is a long time in sport and all that will be pushed aside today as the team shapes up to Caloundra at Albert Park.

The clash is an opportunity for the Hammers to atone for last week’s disappointment and coach David Crowley has been impressed with the week’s build-up to the battle.

“It’s been a good week for us,” he said. “We had good numbers at training and the boys are focused and keen.”

The Hammers are also boosted with the return of two players from minor injuries sustained during last week’s loss.

Crowley wasn’t about to give the opposition a painted target by naming the players, but said their return saw the side back at full strength.

Meanwhile, training this past week has seen the side pay attention to its control and co-ordination on the field – all in an effort to ward off last week’s first half mishap re-emerging.

“The boys realise they let the game get away on them last week, so they are keen to fix the things we’ve been working on in training,” Crowley said.

Caloundra is in a rebuilding phase similar to the Hammers but Crowley is foreseeing a difficult game.

The game kicks off with reserve grade at 1.30pm followed by A grade at 3pm. Home town support is encouraged.

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