Cup team seeks winning season

By AARON KELLY

THE Frenchville Sports Club Capricorn Cougars will be aiming to farewell departing coach Justin Kilshaw with back-to-back victories on the Sunshine Coast this weekend.

Kilshaw yesterday announced he will return to Brisbane after this year's Football Queensland State Cup campaign.

The former Central Queensland director of coaching has been in charge of the Cougars since their inception last year and is keen to return to the coaching game on a more regular basis.

"I'm just keen to be coaching week-in, week-out again,'' said Kilshaw, who has already received interest from some Brisbane clubs.

Kilshaw, this year's Queensland Country under-15 coach, has some injury concerns ahead of Saturday night's top-of-the-table clash with the Sunshine Coast.

Gladstone duo Lee Veenhoven (ankle) and Roger Bailey (groin) face fitness tests at training tonight while captain Craig Porter has declared himself a "certain starter'' despite a head knock in last weekend's 5-0 victory against Wide Bay.

Kilshaw said his defensive unit was ready for a much tougher challenge against the Sunshine Coast's towering forward line, led by former Queensland representative Shaun Blackman.

"They've proven that they can match anyone.''

Round 3 ? (November 12) Pine Rivers v Mount Isa, Sunshine Coast v Capricorn, Gold Coast v North Qld, Whitsunday Coast v Rochedale, Wide Bay v Far North Qld. ? Points ? (Group 1) Far North Qld 6, Pine Rivers 6, North Qld 3, Mount Isa 0, Gold Coast 0; (Group 2) Sunshine Coast 6, Capricorn 3, Rochedale 3, Whitsunday 3, Wide Bay 0.



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