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Power players driven by desire to win the club's first title

Bay Power will host tomorrow's elimination final.
Bay Power will host tomorrow's elimination final. Matthew McInerney

BAY Power need only to look at the club's empty trophy cabinet for inspiration.

A horror first term cruelled he Urangan club's first grand final last year, but now wiser, stronger and hungrier squad has its sight set firmly on the 2017 flag.

Some coaches scoff at the pressure if could put on the players, but Power coach Michael Gay said the club's desire for a title served as its primary motivation.

Gay's cry is simple: we want to make history.

"We're using local talent, and we don't even get to train on a round ground at night,” Gay said. "It's inspiring seeing how well these guys have gone.”

The Power hosts Hervey Bay Bombers in the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast elimination final tomorrow.

The winner progress to the preliminary final, the loser's season is over.

Bombers coach Tony Potter said the shorter and more narrow Keith Dunne Oval could be one of his side's biggest challenges.

"I don't believe it's a factor,” Gay said.

"It will come down to who is more hungry to win.”

That hunger, Gay said, resides with the Power.

"(Dale) Burt's played in three losing grand finals and the year he chose not to play, they won, so he's missed out on four flags. Wheeler's played in about six grand finals and you've got all of the boys from last year. We want to make history.”

Gay said the season's results, in which the Power won two of three games between the clubs, no longer mattered as finals was a "whole new season.”

First bounce is at 2pm.

Topics:  fcsport qfa wide bay sunshine coast



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