High-flying Hornets the Bobcat?s target

By GRANT NEILSON

Maclean Bobcats

THE Maclean Bowling Club Bobcats face a make or break game at Barry Watts Oval Maclean this weekend when they take on the high flying Goonellabah Hornets in the weekend round of the Far North Coast Premier League soccer.

Nothing less then a win will suffice if the Bobcats are to have any chance of making the semi-finals this year.

Barry Watts Oval has been a graveyard for teams over the last eight years, but after a rare home ground loss to Italo Stars in the last round the Bobcats must atone with a win over the dangerous Hornets this weekend.

Goonellabah boasts the best attack in the league and have no less then three very slick strikers in their arsenal.

To be any chance the Bobcats defence must contain their strikers and hope the speed of their own striker Matt Bryant can unlock the visitors' defence.

The Bobcats are expected to be at full strength except for a long-term injury to Adam Busby and with their season on the line expected to produce an intense performance.

Meanwhile the Bobcats Premier Reserves fortunes are looking much better, with the team sitting comfortably in the top three.

Towering striker Christian Pottapel regularly finds the net and the industrious central midfield of James Austin and Jack Plater, in fine form, keeps the reserves on track.

The Bobcats are hoping for a good crowd to support them against the Far North Coast blue bloods Goonellabah this Saturday with Premier Reserves kicking off at 1pm and the Premier League at 3pm.



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