The Wide Bay League mens season for Across the Waves is starting to slide, with the team struggling with injuries.

Playing against Diggers on Saturday night, Waves lost their third straight match 2-1.

Early goals to Diggers gave them a second straight win in the competition.

Talking after the match, Waves coach Jason De Papi said the team had not had a clean run of health for the past few weeks.

"We only had 10 fresh players on Saturday with seven players out," he said.

"The last two weeks have been tough on the club from an injury front."

Without using it as an excuse, De Papi said the team struggled early.

"We're not playing bad but we are not taking our chances," he said.

"Our first 25 minutes wasn't great and they took their opportunities."

He told the NewsMail that starting well would be the focus of training this week as they prepared to take on Doon Villa.

"We aim to go through more of the simple things," De Papi said.

"At the moment we are lacking a few goals and have been unlucky at times as well.

"A few senior players will also be coming back, so we hope that boosts us."

With the team falling down the ladder Waves admit they have reassessed where they want to finish.

"The aim is to get all players back by the end of the season for a tilt at the finals," he said.

"Our goal is to finish in the top four at least."

Meanwhile, Diggers will aim for their third straight win against Bingera this week.



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