'A bit sore': Waves pair end up in hospital
THE Waves could be without Bailey Bainbridge and Mitch Aslett for their next match after both were taken to hospital.
Bainbridge and Aslett were forced off the field with a neck injury and concussion respectively after incidents during a physical encounter against Bingera in the Wide Bay League at The Waves Sports Ground on Saturday.
"Thankfully the injuries were nothing serious," The Waves coach Jason De Papi said.
"Both are just a bit sore after the match."
The incidents dampened what was a fascinating contest as the sides played out a 2-2 draw.
The Waves survived a first-half onslaught from Bingera to take the lead in the second half with two goals.
Just as the side looked to secure the three points, a late goal to Brett Kitching secured Bingera a valuable point.
"They came out hungrier and a lot better than us," De Papi said.
"We took our chances though and I was happy with the performance."
The side now moves to the top of the ladder with the draw and has the bye this week.
Bingera was disappointed not to win.
"The first half was great but our clinical finishing let us down," Bingera coach Kitching said.
"That and our defence were the most disappointing parts of the night."
The players, though, are looking at the positives.
"It was our first game without our French players and we did well," Kitching said.
"There is a good vibe in the team."
Brothers Aston Villa remain unbeaten in the competition after beating the United Warriors 5-3 for their sixth-straight win.
In other games the KSS Jets and Sunbury drew 1-1 and the United Park Eagles defeated Doon Villa 4-1.