Comets see good times
By AARON KELLY ? PLEASE stick with us ? good times are just around the corner.
That was the impassioned plea from Central Comets' captain Mark Henry yesterday after his side's 46-10 thrashing at the hands of Queensland Cup leaders Burleigh at Pizzey Park on Saturday.
The experienced Bears outfit overpowered the hapless Comets who face a must-win clash against fellow strugglers Souths Logan at Rockhampton's Browne Park on Sunday night.
Trailing Burleigh by an embarrassing 38-0 at halftime, the Comets restored some pride in the second half after Bears' fullback Reggie Cressbrook and winger Trent Purdon ran riot.
"It would have been easy to drop our heads, but we stuck together and it (second half) was very positive for next week,'' Henry said. "They had a good breeze behind them in the first half and used it very well.''
At just 24 and with only five Queensland Cup games under his belt, Henry is one of the senior players in a young Comets squad. The former Canberra Raider said the team's fortunes were starting to change and loyal fans could expect results over the next couple of weeks.
"We'll take that second half performance into the next few rounds which are very winnable games,'' Henry said. "We just needed something to build off ? we've certainly got the players to get back on track.''
After seven rounds and five straight losses, the Comets are second last without a win and a loss against the Magpies this weekend would be rock bottom for the club.
Crash-tackling interchange player Tui McKenzie, who added some much-needed aggression to the Comets' defence against the Bears, is in doubt for the Magpies match with a rib injury.
Embattled coach Neale Crow could have David Nixon, Jade Wogand and Matt Hill back from injury.