All on the line as Power-Gympie to meet under lights
AUSSIE RULES: A place in AFL Wide Bay's top two and the valuable "second chance” in the finals are on the line when Bay Power hosts the Gympie Cats under lights tonight.
A win for the home team, and an all-Hervey Bay major semi final at Urangan's Keith Dunne Oval will almost be guaranteed. If the Cats win, it throws the race wide open.
The Power head into the clash off the back of two straight losses, the first time they have lost two straight this year. They have not lost three straight since 2016, and coach Michael Gay said his troops will do everything in their power to avoid a loss at home.
"These two losses were really disappointing but in the scheme of things it could be okay,” Gay said.
"Gympie has a young team as well so we can't allow them to have the time and space to use it. They've picked up a few different players since we last played them so that could make things interesting.”
The Cats have won three straight, though they face the current top two teams this fortnight.
Today's date with second-placed Bay Power will be followed by another trip to Hervey Bay to face the league- leading Bombers, and all sides will be on their best behaviour.
"This will be a fairly fast-paced game,” Gay said. "There were a few fights last time but I don't think you'll have that again, you can't risk losing anyone at this time of year.”
First bounce at 5.30pm.