NEARLY THERE: Gremlins player Andrew Thorne almost makes it to the try line in a previous game against Killarney. Photo Shannon Newley / Stanthorpe Border Post
NEARLY THERE: Gremlins player Andrew Thorne almost makes it to the try line in a previous game against Killarney. Photo Shannon Newley / Stanthorpe Border Post Shannon Newley

Looking for upper cut

A BUMPER crowd is expected at Charlie Andrews Oval this weekend when the Stanthorpe Gremlins take on the Killarney Cutters in enemy territory.

The equal third-placed teams will have to give it their all if they want to stay ahead in the top four rankings.

Gremlins player Brad Crisp said the team's spirits were high.

"We didn't lose any confidence from our loss last weekend so all the boys are feeling good," Crisp said.

"We will be fielding pretty much the same team and are just waiting for the results of Jason Cobon's scan to determine if he will be playing or not."

Crisp said the Gremlins had one goal in mind for this weekend.

"We want to come out with a win - there is no doubt about that," he said.

"We don't want to drop another game before we go into the second round."

That being said, Crisp acknowledged his opposition's strengths.

"I personally think this is going to be our toughest game all year," he said.

"They have an experienced forward pack and strong backs - they are strong all over the park.

"There is no doubt that they are a strong team.

"We watched them in the round robin earlier this year and they were sharp."

Killarney coach Neil Parfitt said he expected to have all players available for selection, other than four or five with work commitments.

A feature of the game will be the clash up front between Stanthorpe captain Leon Karena and Bowman brothers, Michael and Aaron.

Kick off is at 2pm on Saturday.

SUPPORTERS BUS

This weekend the Gremlins take on the Killarney Cutters in Killarney.

If there are sufficient numbers there will be a supporter's bus leaving the RSL at 11.30am on Saturday.

Register your interest with Norman Crisp by noon today by phoning 46812177.

Adults $10, young children free.

Stanthorpe Border Post

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