Final barrier for brothers

CQU Wanderers A1 men's mid-fielder Aaron Harmsworth will carry mixed emotions into tonight's Rockhampton Hockey Association grand final against PA Brothers at Kalka Shades.

Harmsworth, 21, has returned to the Wanderers camp this season after joining PA Brothers' grand final charge last season.

The Queensland Country representative also lines up against younger brother, Todd, 16, who will lead the PA Brothers' forward line.

"It's a bit weird playing against them, but I'm looking forward to it,'' Harmsworth said.

Wanderers arrive in the decider fresh from the week off while PA Brothers edged past defending champions Southside United 2-1 in last weekend's preliminary final.

However, the minor premiers have been rocked by injuries ahead of today's decider.

Wanderers player-coach Shane Johnson (broken finger), Murray Findlater (broken finger) and Ryan Gohdes (ankle) are under injury clouds, but all three players are determined to play.

"It's not the ideal preparation. We've been injuryplagued for most of the year,'' said Harmsworth, who missed the start of the season with a broken leg.

"There is only going to be one goal in it.''

It will be a sea of blue, red and yellow at Kalka Shades this weekend, with Wanderers and PA Brothers meeting in all grand finals, except the A2 and A3 women's deciders.

The A1 women's clash between the two clubs is sure to be a thriller, with Wanderers chasing their third straight premiership over their grand final rivals.



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