Last home match for Cooloola today
THE heat will be on today when the Cooloola hockey team plays Brothers at Ramsey Park.
The game hits off at 5pm and coach Ben Fitzpatrick is calling on all Gympie hockey fans to come along and cheer on the home team.
He said the team was over the disappointing last minute loss to Wallaroos last weekend and felt ready to re-enter the winner’s circle today against Brothers.
The Heat have had the wood on the Maryborough team for the majority of the 2010 with Brothers only managing to beat the Gympie side once, but Fitzpatrick said that didn’t mean today’s game would be a walk in the park.
He said with only two round games left in the season, the young Heat side needed to work on their game to be ready for the finals.
“We need to do a fair bit of fine tuning,” he said.
“It is important for the boys to work on what we have been doing in training and take it into the game.
“The strikers need to keep moving and the midfield needs to overlap.
“To play 70 minutes flat strap would be good too.”
Fitzpatrick also called on midfielders Codey Warhurst and Daniel Naismith to get more involved today.
“They were a bit quiet last week and need to have a big game this week.
“Our strikers really need to take every chance,” he said.
The Heat will have a near full strength team with only Dave Innis (hamstring) not taking to the field. Mitchell Kuether will play despite a severe head knock last weekend.
To play seventy minutes flat strap would be good too.