Warwick down in the football
JOSH Parker and Brett Sinkins were the best as Warwick went down 4-0 to Gatton in yesterday’s Toowoomba football premier grade game at Queens Park.
Gatton led 1-0 at halftime and went to a 2-0 lead with a goal 10 minutes into the second half.
There were 10 minutes between each of the second-half goals.
Warwick player Dom Benz said his side had five shots at goal.
“The closest was with two minutes to go when Luke Dargan got his foot to a corner ball and beat the keeper only for the ball to hit the crossbar,” Benz said.
Parker impressed at left wing and Sinkins was strong on the right wing
Robbie Davey created a lot of opportunities for Warwick in midfield.
Warwick went into the game with 11 senior players and three colts that came off the bench.
Before yesterday’s game, Warwick was equal fourth with Gatton and now faces an uphill task to make the top four.
Benz said his side’s fitness level was down as they hadn’t played a game for three weeks.
“We only had one training session instead of two for two weeks due to rain,” Benz said.
After the loss to Gatton, Warwick plays Rockville at Captain Cook Oval in the 3pm game on Sunday.
Rockville is at the bottom of the table and Benz is hoping for all players to be at training on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6pm at Queens Park.
“Cameron Davey is back from a one-game suspension and hopefully Nathan Chandler can return from a back injury,” Benz said.
Warwick went into the ladies game with only nine players and lost a team member due to injury in the first half.
Despite a 5-0 loss to Gatton, Warwick will retain its place in the top four in ladies. Warwick plays Rockville at 10.30am Sunday in ladies football.
Warwick colts had a bye on Friday night.
Warwick is currently sixth on the ladder but still has a chance to perform well in the final six rounds of the fixture season to press for a finals berth. This weekend, Warwick has another bye in colts football.