United press ahead after first loss since May
UNITED Warriors' first loss since May 27 will not stop the Hervey Bay club's charge for the women's Wide Bay League premiership.
The Warriors, who sit clear in second on the table, will face KSS Jets at Hervey Bay Sports Club tomorrow.
Olivia Whatman's penalty was the Warriors' sole goal in the club's 3-1 loss to Bingera last week.
The club had not lost in its seven previous games.
While the near two-month run of good form pleased coach Paul Crilly, he said the plan was to ensure the squad reached the finals without injury.
"We've got the three teams to work with so it's about making sure we've got the people in the right places, and getting everyone through to finals,” Crilly said. "We just need to nurse those injuries.”
Crilly said his side could be the team to break Bingera's winning streak.
"Why not? Last time we played we had a few out and we ended up at 2-all,” he said. "You only have to beat them once.”
Victoria Merrick left the field injured after she was brought down in the box and could miss the Bay derby.
The Jets sit last on the ladder with two wins from its 15 games.
KSS will play four of its last five games at Hervey Bay Sports Club, with two of those against the Warriors.
United won the first clash between the Hervey Bay teams 10-0 on April 26, but escaped with a 1-0 win on May 5.
Tomorrow's game will kick off at 8pm.