ROUGH: Gympie Cats player Kade Kent (blue and white) comes to blows with an Across The Waves player at Six Mile on Saturday.
ROUGH: Gympie Cats player Kade Kent (blue and white) comes to blows with an Across The Waves player at Six Mile on Saturday. LEEROY TODD

HEADLOCKED: Cats taken by the scruff of the neck by title contenders

AUSTRALIAN RULES: It was a tough day at the office for both Gympie Cats Australian rules sides at the weekend.

Frustrated Cats coach Glenn Warren struggled to find the positives after his men's side's 123 point drubbing at the hands of Bundaberg Powerhouse Across The Waves.

While the northerners are not sitting in the top two, they have been a force to be reckoned with in the Wide Bay conference and flexed their muscle on a struggling Cats outfit that had a number of regular starters unavailable.

Post match, Warren struggled to find a way to articulate his thoughts on the game, but chose to focus on the positives.

"Look, we have a really good core group of young men that love playing footy and we have had a chat to them about next year, growth and bringing new players to the footy club,” he said.

"Hopefully they will be around for a long time.

"On the field once we have possession of the footy and we control the ball, we play really good football.

"The positives are that the future is looking ok, we still have four games to go to turn it around which will give us something positive to work on for next year.”

It has been a baptism of fire for the blue and whites in the new Wide Bay conference.

The step up in class has been testing and Warren said thin numbers at training mixed with a sub standard of fitness were contributing factors to their 2017 season performance.

"You can't really work on the fundamentals of footy if you can't get to training to get those right, you are going to struggle on a Saturday.

"As far as the last four games go we will try to outway the positives.

"If we had the best 22 on the paddock every week we would be a very good footy side.”

A silky performance by Broadbeach put the Cats women's side under the pump in their match.

The visitors registered 97 unanswered points in a dominant display.

Gympie Times


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