Gremlins hope to shine
IT HAS been a tough few weeks for the Stanthorpe Gremlins but this weekend they are hoping the stars will align and their fortunes will change.
On Saturday the boys in blue will travel to Goondiwindi to take on home team Goondiwindi Maroon.
The Gremlins sit one place ahead of Goondiwindi on the ladder.
Stanthorpe spokesman Paul Shatte said the two teams were in a similar boat.
"They haven't been travelling too well themselves," he said.
"So with the way we have been going, it should be a pretty even affair."
Shatte said recent poor performances stemmed from numerous injuries.
"We have been struggling for the last month or so, mainly through injuries and not being able to get the same side on the field week in and week out," he said.
"There has been a lot of swapping and changing of players but nothing seems to have worked.
"Jason Cobon will be out this week but we are hoping to have Mick Skimmings and Ben Warr back.
"That should tighten things up in the middle and strengthen our defence."
Shatte said the team would not let the underdog status throw them off.
"We have played Goondiwindi Maroon once before and beat them pretty convincingly but that was here," he said.
"It could be a different story being on their home turf this time.
"There is a double-header out there on Saturday so there should be a big crowd.
"I am confident we can make amends for last week and come out winners on the day though."
See Tuesday's Border Post for a wrap-up of the game.
Supporters are welcome to join the boys on the bus when they travel to Goondiwindi.
It is $10 a person and the bus will be leaving the Stanthorpe RSL at 9.30am on Saturday.