Harry Dean, Ryan Horan and Jakeb Webber looking forward to the Frenchville Six A Side competition this weekend.
Harry Dean, Ryan Horan and Jakeb Webber looking forward to the Frenchville Six A Side competition this weekend. Matty Holdsworth

Coach after a six-star repeat

FOOTBALL: Possession kings Frenchville will take their successful outdoor formula into the weekends six a side tournament at Ryan Park.

While they can't top last years unprecedented success, matching it is the main aim. The Wesley Hall Cup holders took out the mens and womens final in 2016.

Coach Justin Kilshaw is only in it to win it but is realistic about his side's chances.

"It has been a slow start to the year for us, we are about three or four weeks behind where we want to be," Kilshaw said.

"We are looking forward to it and in it to win it but at the end of the day it is a pre-season comp. It is a good chance to get minutes in the legs but that's all.

"Last year was an exceptional year but we have lost a few trimmings of the squad so it will be a real challenge. A good opportunity for new guys to step in."

Kilshaw said the rigorous comp took a toll and no players with niggles would be risked.

"Six a side is a tough competition to play in physically, the players are underdone to start with," he said.

"With three or five games during the day you warm up, warm down, warm up, warm down in the heat meaning the potential for injury is quite high.

"We obviously still try and play possession, that is where we produce our best football.

"Tactics wise, we really just try and make sure we have numbers back defensively and then burst forward.

"But you have to control possession, if you're turning the ball over you are chasing too much. That is the most important part."

Pools

Women

Group 1 Frenchville, Meteors, Southisde, Nerimbera, Clinton

Group 2 Central, Mackay Lions, Cap Coast, Redback Bears

Men

Group A Frenchville Green, Mackay Lions Gold, Nerimbera White, Bluebirds White, Parkana Lightning

Group B Bluebirds Blue, Cap Coast, Parkana Thunder, Mackay Lions Green, Southisde Hawks

Group C Frenchville Roos, Misfits, Berserker Green, Mackay Wanderers

Group D Southside Eagles, Mackay Rangers, Berserker Gold, Frenchville White

Draw

Friday 24-02-17

6pm Field 1 Frencvhille Green vs Parkana Lightning; Field 2 Bluebirds Blue vs Parkana Thunder

6.35pm Field 1 Frenchville Roos vs Berserker Green; Field 2 Berserker Gold vs Frenchville White

7.10pm W Field 1 Nerimbera vs Southside Eagles; Field 2 W Redback Bears vs Cap Coast

7.45pm Field 1 Bluebirds White vs Parkana Lightning; Field 2 Bluebirds Blue vs Cap Coast

8.20pm Field 1 W Frenchville vs Meteors; Field 2 Southside Eagles vs Mackay Rangers

Saturday 25-02-17

8.35am Field 1 Bluebirds White vs Nerimbera White; Field 2 Southside Hawks vs Parkana Thunder

9.10am Field 1 W Meteors vs Southside Eagles

9.45am Field 1 W Frenchville vs Nerimbera; Field 2 W Redback Bears vs Central

10.20am Field 1 Frenchville Green vs Bluebirds White; Field 2 Cap Coast vs Parkana Thunder

10.55am Field 1 Misfits vs Mackay Wanderers; Field 2 Berserker Gold vs Mackay Rangers

11.30am Field 1 W Meteors vs Clinton; Field 2 W Cap Coast vs Central

12.05pm Field 1 Frenchville Green vs Nerimbera White; Field 2 Southside Hawks vs Cap Coast

12.40pm Field 1 Misfits vs Berserker Green; Field 2 Southside Eagles vs Frenchville White

1.15pm Field 1 W Clinton vs Nerimbera; Field 2 W Mackay Lions vs Redback Bears

1.50pm Field 1 Bluebirds White vs Mackay Lions Gold; Field 2 Bluebirds Blue vs Mackay Lions Green

2.25pm Field 1 Frenchville Roos vs Mackay Wanderers; Field 2 Makcay Rangers vs Frenchville White

3pm Field 1 W Meteors vs Nerimbera; Field 2 Mackay Lions vs Cap Coast

3.35pm Field 1 W Frenchville vs Southside Eagles; Field 2 Mackay Lions Green vs Cap Coast

4.10pm Field 1 Mackay Lions Gold vs Nerimbera White; Field 2 Bluebirds Blue vs Southside Hawks

4.45pm Field 1 Frenchville Roos vs Misfits; Field 2 Berserker Gold vs Southside Eagles

5.20pm Field 1 W Southside Eagles vs Clinton; Field 2 W Mackay Lions vs Central

5.55pm Field 1 Mackay Lions Gold vs Parkana Lightning; Field 2 Mackay Lions Green vs Parkana Thunder

6.30pm Field 1 Berserker Green vs Mackay Wanderers

7.05pm Field 1 W Frenchville vs Clinton

7.40pm Field 1 Frenchville Green vs Mackay Lions Gold; Mackay Lions Green vs Southside Hawks

8.15pm Field 1 Nerimbera White ve Parkana Lightning

Sunday 26-02-17

Finals

12.10pm Field 1 Mens B Final; Field 2 Womens B Final

1pm Field 1 Womens A Final

13.45pm Mens A Final



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