AFL- Adam Hendry for the Gympie Cats
AFL- Adam Hendry for the Gympie Cats Tom Daunt

STATS KEY TO CATS' SUCCESS

AUSTRALIAN RULES: The numbers may be against the Cats but you can guarantee the crowd won't be ahead of tonight's landmark game against Maroochydore at Ray Warren Park.

In yet another club first, Gympie's Six Mile headquarters will host

a senior match under lights.

While the blue and whites have struggled to find their feet in the Wide Bay conference, Cats president Jason Bromilow is hoping the change in atmosphere will be enough to get his side over the line for the first time this year.

"We are all very excited,” Bromilow told The Gympie Times ahead of the game.

"We have been looking forward to it for a

while.

"Playing under lights for the first time should be a great incentive for the boys to win their first game.”

The key to the Cats success can be found in their statistics.

While competitive in patches, coach Glenn Warren has spoken of

the need for his team

to compete for the

entire game.

Gympie are currently the competition's least productive attacking team.

And while Maroochydore has kicked more goals than the Cats this season (30 v 31), they have the worst accuracy in the conference.

While both teams tonight have struggled in front of goal, Maroochydore are currently the third best defensive side in the comp, having conceded 246 points.

While the Cats are aggressive, their defence will need to be on point tonight if they are to break the cycle.

Bundaberg's Brothers Bulldogs are the only undefeated team in the conference after their win against Bay Power last round.

Kick off is at 7pm tonight.