Siblings seeking final success
By RACHAEL BORICH
THE brothers at Brothers are determined to farewell their home ground of Victoria Park in winning style today.
Brothers' season is on the line in their preliminary final against the BITS (Boyne Island Tannum Sands) Saints in the Trend Interiors Carpet Court AFL Capricornia 2005 premiership.
The winner earns the right to play for the premiership flag against the Glenmore Bulls at Rockhampton's Stenlake Park next Saturday.
Four players ready to play their role are brothers Steve, 32, and Scott, 26, Smithwick along with brothers Duane, 20, and Josh, 17, Adams.
Duane Adams is likely to play at rover while younger brother Josh, who is also playing in the under-17 preliminary final earlier in the day, can fill the forward pocket duties.
The Smithwick brothers are ready to put their bodies on the line in the midfield.
Steve, who also coaches Brothers, said they always look out for each other.
"We know each other's style having played footy together for so long,'' Steve said.
"Just his (Scott) presence on the field sorts out some blokes.''
The Smithwick brothers have been instrumental in Brothers' success this season and realise they must be at their best to overcome a BITS side arriving off last weekend's one-point loss to Glenmore after the final siren.
"It'll come down to who's more desperate on the day,'' Steve said.
"It's a bit of an incentive with this being our last game at Victoria Park.''
The coach is also determined to finish this season on a high with the club expected to lose some of its valuable university students next season and this could also be Greg Lavey's last season.
A grade kicks off at 2.30pm following the reserve grade preliminary final between CQU Panthers and BITS at 12.30pm. Glenmore are already in the reserves decider.