Maryborough Bears centre Mitchell MacDonald and his teammates need to beat ATW today.
Maryborough Bears centre Mitchell MacDonald and his teammates need to beat ATW today.

Bears need to win to make final

If the Bears want to reach the finals of the AFL Queensland Bundaberg Wide Bay competition, they must win their final game of the regular season.

It won’t be an easy assignment.

The bottom-of-the-ladder Bears head north to the Rum City to tackle minor premiers, Across the Waves (ATW), at Frank Coulthard Oval.

However, if the Bears, who have won just twice this season, do manage to pull off the against-all-odds win, they would still need another result to go their way.

They need defending premiers, the Hervey Bay Bombers, to beat Bay Power in the all-Whale City showdown at Torquay’s N. E. McLean Oval tonight.

Bay Power and the Maryborough Bears both have the same number of points but Bay Power has a much better percentage.

That stat would give Bay Power the fourth and final finals berth.

Despite having the odds seemingly stacked against his team, Anthony Stothard, the president of the Maryborough Bears, said he was sure his players would give it their all.

“We need a miracle to beat Across the Waves,” he said.

“They have only lost once this season, but saying that, funny things can happen in footy – you just don’t know.

“We’ll give it our best shot and we’ll see what happens.

“We cannot do anymore than that.”



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