Wolves look to turn Queens Park into home fortress
FOOTBALL: Warwick Wolves have scored an emphatic 3-0 victory over Gatton at Queens Park last night.
Youngster Brad Cook scored a goal in each half after the scoring was opened by Jesse Harris
The win was even more special considering their last meeting in Gatton a few weeks ago saw the Wolves downed 4-1 and coach Mick Wilmott was pleased with the turnaround.
"I'm very happy with the win,” he said.
"Even the boys themselves said if they'd played like that against USQ last weekend, they would have beaten them.
"It's their best performance of the season so far.
"The three young blokes in the side played really well, considering they'd all backed up after playing the under 16/17 games in the afternoon.
"But then that's the whole idea, to blood these younger players and give them a run.”
Filling in at the last minute in the crucial goal-keeping position was Shannon Cameron.
"He played beautifully filling in in goal,” Wilmott said.
"He was a very late inclusion, one of the boys rang him during the afternoon and asked if he could fill in.
"It's good to know we can call on people like that if we need to - he made some great saves in the both halves to keep Gatton scoreless.
"And to me that was a key thing, that clean sheet with no goals conceded.”
Wilmott said his side were headed in the right direction.
"I've told them we need to make Queens Park a fortress,” he said.
"We want home wins and lots of them, I want to see nine points from the next three home games.
"And they showed the determination and committment they need to continue into future home games.”
A vocal crowd was on hand at the Wolves den to cheer their side on to victory.
"That sort of thing gives the boys a big list,” Wilmott said.
"To see the community they represent support them.
"And it's also crucial for inspiring those younger generations watching to want to step up and play at that level when they get older.”
Wolves currently sit fourth on the premiership ladder narrowly behind Rockville and Gatton who have now had two straight losses.