Brahmans look to keep the roll on
SENIOR Whitsunday Brahmans players enjoyed the weekend off last week but know the importance of the week ahead.
With both the Brahmans A Grade and reserves posting wins in their last outing against Norths, both teams believe they are ready to take on an improved Mackay Magpies unit at Les Stagg Oval on Saturday.
The match will prove to be an emotional one for the home side, following the death of Sam Faust – one of the best juniors to ever pull on a Brahmans jersey.
"He played all his juniors here," Brahmans captain-coach Adam Wright said.
"He’s one of the best footy players to come out of Proserpine – him and Paul Bowman."
Although the Brahmans beat the Magpies in a pre-season trial match, Wright believed it stood for nothing this weekend.
He said he hoped his side would step it up a notch against an unpredictable opposition.
"It’s a danger game for us," he said. "I think it will be a tough game."
Following their clash against Magpies, the Brahmans face a tough month of football with matches against Souths, Moranbah and Wests who are all in the top four.
Wright said a win on the weekend would help his side move into the top pool of contenders vying for this year’s premiership.
"We’ve got the chance this weekend to leap frog into third position and go head to head with them [Souths] next weekend," he said.
Reserves captain-coach Craig Korn said the weekend would be another challenge for his side after they were coming off only their second win of the season.
"It would be good to keep the roll going," he said.
"But it’s not going to be any easier this weekend against Magpies as they have recruited a few players for first grade which filters through the club.
"So hopefully we can turn up and have a win."