United's Jarryd Hubbard pictured playing earlier this year.
United's Jarryd Hubbard pictured playing earlier this year. Matthew McInerney

Reborn United Warriors aim to finish season on a high

TIGHT losses to two of the Wide Bay League's top-ranked teams has left United Warriors coach Tom Callaghan wondering what could have been.

The Hervey Bay club has been through what can only be described as a turbulent season. After hosting the 2016 grand final, United struggled through a tough year in which the club has won just one of 13 games.

Callaghan was optimistic about his side's final few weeks of the 2017 campaign.

United will play at its Hervey Bay Sports Club home for each of the next three weeks, and if Callaghan has his way the club will finish with more wins than losses.

"We were just one point off those top sides,” Callaghan said, "The players have really turned it around the last few weeks.

"(Playing at home) has to be a plus for us - we don't travel too well.”

United will play United Park Eagles, another high- flying club that has fallen to the bottom of the ladder.

UPE finished third last season, but this year have won just three games to be on spot ahead of United.

"I've only seem them play one game but I believe we have the manpower to beat them,” Callaghan said.

While United's male team won't feature in finals the women's side has cemented second spot on the ladder.

With 12 wins from 17 games, the Warriors are on track to reach their second straight grand final.

The women will host fifth-placed Brothers Aston Villa at 4pm on Saturday.

The men's game will kick-off at 6pm.



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