Brothers expect stiff Sparks test

PARK Avenue Brothers A1 women’s coach Darryn Watson senses something big.

Park Avenue is undefeated after four weeks of competition this season, and Watson hopes his side can continue its winning ways against Gladstone Sparks this weekend.

After starting the season with a draw with Southside, Brothers have managed a win over Wanderers and have twice beaten Frenchville.

Despite starting the season short of players, Watson said his squad was overflowing with talent and competition was strong on the training paddock.

“The depth is there this year, which is great because it creates competition within the squad,” he said.

“You can afford to drop players who are not training, and reward those who are doing the work.”

Watson said this weekend’s round two CQ League match would prove a big test for his squad, after Sparks dominated a Southside outfit, albeit without Andrea Farrow, last weekend in Gladstone, winning 5-0.

“I think the girls will have to play well to come away with the points this weekend,” he said.

“I don’t know too much about them, and it was on grass, but I’m sure they’ll be a good side.

“It’s the best start to a season we’ve had in years. Everyone’s putting the effort in at training.

“They’re far more committed this season. It’s a good sign.”

Meanwhile, in the A1 men’s competition, Southside hopes to bounce back against Wanderers after a 3-1 loss to Sparks in Gladstone on the weekend, while Park Avenue plays host tomorrow to Sparks.

CQ league round 2

Park Avenue Brothers v Sparks at Kalka Shades, Saturday 5.15pm/3.50pm

Rockhampton Southside v Wanderers at Kalka Shades, Saturday 8.05pm/6.40pm

Meteors v Gladstone Souths at Rigby Park, Saturday 5pm/4pm

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