Reddies slide down to fourth rung on ladder

IN AN attempt to restore some pride into the club after the dismal performance against Toowoomba Tigers the previous week, the Warwick Credit Union Redbacks set about their task in the correct manner.

With the game against USQ Cougars still in the balance at three-quarter time it was game on.

A barnstorming performance by USQ in that final stanza left the Reddies flat footed and embarrassed on Saturday.

With only an eight-point deficit to make up and clinch victory the Redbacks went into their shells and the Cougars bolted away with a final scoreline of 18.11. (119) demolishing WCU Redbacks 7.10. (52).

A 67-point hiding that should never have been. This along with their capitulation against Tigers last week has really shown the Reddies soft underbelly.

The road trip to Rockville Oval to play the in-form South Toowoomba Bombers this Saturday is looking ominous to say the least.

Five from five and top spot on the ladder has suddenly turned into five from seven and a very shaky grip on fourth place.

After the Bombers clash, the WCU Redbacks will have a set of two byes. Hopefully in that three weeks some hard work on the track and some deep soul searching will bring them back to what they are all very capable of achieving.

It needs to be as they then face the all-conquering Coolaroo at Roddies Oval.

An outstanding performance from newly appointed captain Alex Cutmore was a highlight of the game and for almost all of the game he was ably supported by Tim Tate, Kurt Millard, Thye Clarkson and Clinton McErvale.

A number of other players were in and out of the game in spasms, but not enough by too many, too often. When USQ turned up the burners the Reddies were left wanting.

  • Goal scorers: N. Donges 2, D. Randall 2, T. Clarkson, M. Borgert, and K. Heier 1 each.
  • Best players: A. Cutmore, K. Millard, T. Tate, A. Bardsley, C. McErvale and S. See.

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