Determined Lambert key to Comets success


A WEEK'S break should work in favour of Central Comets cocaptain Denny Lambert when he runs out against the Ipswich Jets in their Queensland Wizard Cup round 10 clash in Ipswich tonight.

The halfback has been battling a niggling hamstring injury throughout the season, but is pushing ahead, determined to keep playing.

Comets coach Matt Parish is looking to players like Lambert, and his halves partner Scott Porter, for a big game with the Comets coming off last weekend's bye.

"It's a very frustrating injury for Denny and we've tried different physios to get it right,'' Parish said.

"We played well together against Tweed, but I think we needed the break.''

This is a must-win game for the Comets with a string of upcoming tough contests in their sights.

Following the Ipswich clash they next play Norths in Bundaberg before an away game against Burleigh and then play Redcliffe at home.

"I'll certainly be disappointed if we don't win this one,'' Parish said.

Parish rates this clash just like another other in the competition ? "tough''.

Ipswich half back Ricky Bird is a real threat along with Ipswich's solid forwards.

The Comets can expect to play in front of a bumper crowd in Ipswich tonight with this game being a curtain-raiser to the Legends of League game ? a showdown which attracted a crowd of 8000 last year.



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