OFFLOAD: The Waves Martin Worthington gets the ball away against Maroochydore earlier this season in the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast League.
OFFLOAD: The Waves Martin Worthington gets the ball away against Maroochydore earlier this season in the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast League. Paul Donaldson BUN130517AFL2

Crunch time for The Waves Eagles

AUSSIE RULES: If The Waves Eagles want to play finals football, the time to win is this weekend.

That's the message from the club as it heads into the second half of the season following a bye.

The side will face Hervey Bay today in the first double header to be held in the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast League this season at Frank Coulthard Oval. And it's a game they need to win.

The three-time defending premiers are currently fifth with just two wins this season, one game behind Maroochydore for the last spot in the finals in fourth.

And their draw on paper looks tough with the side facing the top two - Hervey Bay and Brothers - three times before the end of the season.

They also face tough trips to Gympie and Maroochydore, with the clash against the Roos in round 16 shaping up as a season-defining encounter.

Today's match looms as an important one for The Waves, who need at least three wins out of the season's final six contests.

"We're really going to fire up and have a red hot crack towards the end of the season,” coach Michael Sommer Liverton said.

"Having a lot of troops out throughout the start of the season with injuries hasn't helped.”

The side isn't making any excuses though.

"Tuesdays and Thursdays are a big one to get everyone to training and working hard,” Liverton said.

"We're confident we can come home strong.”

The match is also the club's sponsors day with the Eagles aiming to put on a show for their fans.

They will play at 3pm.



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