At home: Dom Stephens on the attack for the Cooloola Heat at Ramsey Park.
At home: Dom Stephens on the attack for the Cooloola Heat at Ramsey Park. Craig Warhurst

Heat plays Granville at home

A WIN today against competition favourites Granville will see the Heat in the box seat for the finals, according to coach Ben Fitzpatrick.

The Tigers travel to Gympie today to play at 5pm and it is the Heat’s best opportunity to beat Granville.

In the last outing, Granville scored a goal on the hooter to beat the Heat 3-1, but the Heat had the run of the game and after two wins, the team is full of confidence.

Fitzpatrick said Lachlan Mount would be out for the game and replaced by Joey Collins, plus Jordon Warhurst is in doubt with a foot injury.

Dave Innis is still out and will be replaced by Neil McKean.

Fitzpatrick is hoping for another huge home crowd and said people heading to the SCIC Ball should drop in for cheap pre-ball drinks and catch some great hockey action.

He wants his team to maintain the intensity on the field and use their superior speed and fitness to wear out the opposition.

“We worked on utilising our speed at training during the week,” Fitzpatrick said.

“Their backs are a bit old and slow; we have to use our speed well and take advantage of it.

“We have come off the back of a couple of wins, but we need to win all the rest of our games to take second spot.

“There are only four round games left in the competition,” he said.

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