ON THE BALL: Gympie Cats' Tom Martin will be hoping to back up his great performance from the weekend.
ON THE BALL: Gympie Cats' Tom Martin will be hoping to back up his great performance from the weekend. Leeroy Todd

Cats take positives from Bombers clash

GYMPIE Cats men's side will be taking the positives from their clash against Hervey Bay Bombers as they look to unleash against Bundaberg.

Going down 13.9 (87) to 14.7 (91), the Cats' tireless effort in the first three quarters will be taken into this weekend's clash.

"The Bombers gained momentum, we lost a couple players due to yellow cards which meant the bench was limited, we had a few injuries and the umpire decisions in the last quarter were 17 to 1,” Cats coach and co-captain Courtney Findlay said.

"There are no excuses and we have to take responsibility.”

Despite the back-to-back losses, Findlay says there are positives from the game.

"We need to stick together and play a four-quarter performance,” he said.

"The way we played in the third quarter we can match anybody in the competition. We were first at the footy, at the heart at the contest and we finished well.

"We just need to do that consistently.”

Stand-out players from the weekend's game saw Jack Cross back for the second time, Tom Martin and co-captain Lanze Magin.

"Martin played his game of the year. He presented well, took his opportunities and worked tirelessly all day,” Findlay said.

"Magin doesn't play a bad game. He is always consistent.”