Sunbury return to cricket club for first time this year
BROTHERS Aston Villa's Wide Bay League teams should fear Maryborough Cricket Club.
That is how Sunbury coach Andrew Howlett wants his WBL rivals to view the Blues' home ground, where they will play for the first time this year tomorrow night.
Sunbury has spent all but one week on the road, but managed to collect eight precious premiership points during their travels.
Their other win, a 6-1 domination of United Park Eagles on May 27, came at Federation Park Field.
Howlett's message to his troops is to ensure the "Crickety” becomes the Blues' fortress.
With seven of their remaining eight games at the Heritage City venue, it is easy to see why.
The Blues should earn a place in the top four should they claim at least a point from each of those games.
That aligns with the goal Howlett set at the start of the year, but the first-year coach wants his side to finish even higher.
"I've reassessed that goal, we want to finish third,” Howlett said.
Sunbury's 1-1 draw with KSS Jets was an opportunity lost for the Blues, but Howlett said his side was ready for Brothers.
"I was pretty disappointed for the boys as they played well,” Howlett saud. "They should've had it wrapped up by halftime but they couldn't convert the chances.”
The only unbeaten team left in the Wide Bay League, Brothers ventured to the Cricket Club with a similar record last year.
Sunbury pushed them to the limit then, and Howlett said they could do it again.
The Wide Bay League 2 game starts at 4pm with the main game from 6pm.