Heat sizzle in drizzle

A DRIZZLE of rain did not put out the Heat’s fire on Saturday night when they took on the Colts – the first of four home games for the Gympie side.

With most of the possession during the match, Gympie were able to score twice in each half and come away with a 4-nil win against the Maryborough team.

“The boys played well,” Coach Peter Chatman said, even with captain Ben Fitzpatrick out with the flu.

Fullback Dave Dickson stood in for Fitzpatrick and led the team to victory.

If the side can keep their winning streak up for the next three games they have the chance of finishing at the top of the pool, Chatman said.

Young strike forward Jack McKean, 15, got his chance to mix it with Gympie’s best when he was called into action on Saturday.

Chatman said McKean did his job and the game time was a good experience.

The two best players on the night were Drew Wenzel and Codey Warhurst.

“Virtually we controlled the game well; we had the most possession.”

Chatman said Colts’ goalkeeper was outstanding on the night.

Lachlan Robertson stood in as Gympie’s goalkeeper while Aaron Duff’s players’ registration is being sorted out.

“He only touched the ball one or twice,” Chatman said of Robertson’s game.

He hopes to have Duff back for next week's match against Brothers.

“We lost 4-3 in the last round against them in Maryborough,” Chatman said.

“We expected to win this week, but we’ll have to do better in the next three games with tougher opposition.”

The Heat coach hopes more Gympie supporters will turn out for the next three home games.

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