Bobcats go fishing for Sharks
AFTER being bitterly disappointed at having their ground closed last weekend, today the Maclean Bowling Club Bobcats host the high-flying Lennox Head Sharks in the Far North Coast Premier League football competition.
The Maclean club felt that Barry Watts Oval was in the best condition for a game of football in three years last weekend when the Bobcats were to play Italo Stars, but to the their dismay, the council would not open the ground for the match.
Club officials are hoping for a more common sense approach to be taken in the future, starting this weekend.
The Bobcats thrashed the Sharks 5-0 when they met earlier this season in Lennox Head in their best performance of the competition. However, Lennox haven't lost a game since and are currently sitting comfortably in second place, while the Bobcats have been guilty of mixing form. But after two sensational wins on the trot, the Maclean team goes into the match in hot form and ready to close the gap on the surprise packets of the competition.
Defender Denver McClymont and midfielder Aaron Bylos will be missing for the Bobcats but coach Steve O'Sullivan has the luxury of calling on experienced replacements in Geoff Simmons and Grant Neilson to deputise for the two.
They will look to the new striking combination of Travis Armstrong and Izaac McClymont to cut loose as they did in the earlier confrontation this year.
Premier Reserves kick off at 1pm with the Premier League at the 3pm at Barry Watts Oval, Maclean.