Park Avenue Brothers striker Nathan Burke is hoping to get his side off on the right foot in the CQ League.
Park Avenue Brothers striker Nathan Burke is hoping to get his side off on the right foot in the CQ League. Sharyn Oneill

Brothers vow to make strong start

PARK Avenue Brothers must start with a bang this weekend.

Striker Nathan Burke and his Brothers teammates have made a pact to make the most of their favourable draw in the Central League with the 22-year-old conscious of how difficult it is to recover from a slow start.

“We've got to start strong and take advantage of those games at home on the turf because the Gladstone teams are always stronger on the grass,” Burke said.

Park Avenue has the best opening run of any of the Rockhampton-based sides in the CQ League, which will see the women's sides compete for the first time, with their first four opening fixtures all at home on the turf surface at Rockhampton's Kalka Shades.

Park Avenue men's coach David Plant said after a mixed start to the 2011, his side has finally realised work needs to be done.

“We were very undisciplined and turned a lot of ball over on the weekend,” Plant said.

“Our attitude wasn't where it needed to be. I'm hoping that we'll get off to flying start in the CQ League.

“Last week we made a pact to work hard to win the games in the CQ League.”

In the other CQ League opening fixtures, Wanderers meet Gladstone Souths, who join the CQ League in 2011 after an extended absence, while Sparks play Rockhampton Southside in Gladstone tomorrow.



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