ATTACKING: Waves Matthew Martin scored a hat-trick during the weekend.
ATTACKING: Waves Matthew Martin scored a hat-trick during the weekend. Paul Donaldson BUN060816FOOT1

Waves maintain top-two push

DESPITE missing up to half of their regular starters, Waves have continued their winning run in the men's Wide Bay League.

Facing what could have been a tricky encounter down at Doon Villa, Waves youngsters - combined with experienced heads - impressed in the 4-0 win.

A hat-trick, for the second time in two weeks, to Matt Martin guiding the team to its 10th win of the year.

Player-coach Jason De Papi said Martin was hitting some good form.

"He's a strong player and getting better each week,” De Papi said.

"He can finish well and he is good in a one-on-one battle,” he said.

While pleased with the overall performance of his team, De Papi said the margin could have been larger.

"We played some good football and it keeps our momentum going,” he said.

"We missed chances as well so more goals could have been scored.”

De Papi said Callum Hillier, Joe Williams and Tom Adam also played well with their defence hard to break down throughout.

Now two points ahead of third heading into the final match, all Waves need is a draw against Brothers Aston Villa this week to claim a top-two finish.

A battle between the top two teams and the NewsMail Cup finalists would be a good test for his side, De Papi said.

"We're treating the next couple of games like they are our grand finals,” he said.

"It will be a good challenge for us to face them.”

De Papi said they would not be going defensive to just claim a draw and were aiming for a win.

In other results in the league, Bingera and the United Warriors won 3-0 over Diggers and the KSS Jets respectively.



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