Gympie players celebrate their win against Maroochydore.
Gympie players celebrate their win against Maroochydore. LEEROY TODD

Wait over for Hammers to secure consecutive win

RUGBY UNION: For many rugby union teams the notion of winning two games in a row is far from extraordinary.

In fact, it is expected.

That expectation is no less pertinent to Hammers coach Jason McPherson.

It is just that for the better part of a decade, the Hammers have not backed up a win.

However, that all changed at Leprechaun Park at the weekend as the blue and gold secured their second win on the trot against Maroochydore on Saturday.

The 26-17 victory is proof the club has successfully rebuilt its foundation since coming back to the Sunshine Coast reserve grade competition two years ago.

But, two try hero and Hammers captain Dan Huth, said his side was not getting ahead of its self.

"still There is still heaps to do,” Huth told The Gympie Times after the win.

"We have only beaten the bottom two sides.

"The team started getting a few numbers back into the club last year.

"There are a lot of young players and we are starting to get our structure and play a bit of rugby.

"Hopefully by the end of this year, going into next year we will be a real force to be reckoned with,” he said.

The moment was not lost on coach McPherson either.

"I said to the boys before we played it is probably 12 or 13 years since the club has won back-to-back.

"Today we actually played some rugby which is what we are here to do.

"There has been some wins by other teams recently that has given us confidence in our own ability.

"Our 17-14 point loss to Nambour was the turning point, it got the boys believing they could compete,” McPherson said.

Gympie now face the the challenge of a table-topping Caloundra outfit this week as they attempt to continue their momentum towards the finals.

Gympie Times


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