The Thrashers dug deep against the Emus but were overpowered in the second half (Photo: SB Thrashers)

July 17, 2023

The path to the finals has become a bit more complicated for the South Burnett Thrashers after they were beaten by Goondiwindi at the weekend.

The team had hoped to beat the Emus to secure second spot on the table, but the loss means Gundy has leapfrogged into second, pushing the Thrashers into third.

“We travelled out to Goondiwindi with an understrength team due to several players having work commitments or injuries,” club president Jamie Shirlaw said.

The Emus are always very strong at home, but a forfeit in A Grade also strengthened the home team.

“The Thrashers dug deep, keeping them to 14-nil until into the second half,” Jamie said.

“As the match dragged on we were unable to hold them out, going down 31-14.

“Coach Mike Bishop, although not happy with a loss, was impressed with the team fighting until the last whistle of the game.

“He said that it could be just the wake up call the team needed before heading into the finals.

“Although it is mathematically possible it is unlikely with one game to go to get back into second position on the ladder.

“We now need to focus on St George this week and playing good footy for as long as we can.”

The Thrashers were set to play ladder leaders St George in Kingaroy this Saturday, but the game may now be moved to Toowoomba.

“The club will let people know as soon as we have confirmation where Round 14 will be played on Facebook and Instagram,” Jamie said.

UPDATE: The Round 14 game against St George has been relocated to Toowoomba. This is the last game of the regular season.


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