TIGHT GAME: The Waves' Jacob O'Connor looks to pass to another player against Bay Power at Frank Coulthard Oval.
TIGHT GAME: The Waves' Jacob O'Connor looks to pass to another player against Bay Power at Frank Coulthard Oval. Mike Knott BUN290417AFL2

The Waves rue missed chances

AUSSIE RULES: Injuries and inaccurate kicking has cost The Waves dearly against Bay Power in the grand final replay.

At home for the first time in the QFA Sunshine Coast Wide Bay league, the Eagles lost by 13 points, defeated for the second time in four days.

The match was won when the Power took their chances in the second half.

The Waves kicked two goals and eight behinds as the Power kicked four goals from six scoring shots to win.

"We had our chances in the last quarter but we couldn't convert,” The Waves player Ryan Paterson conceded.

"The effort to fight out the game was pleasing though,” Paterson said.

At times The Waves were down one or two rotations on the bench with players suffering from cramps, soreness and injuries.

"Karl Williams fractured his finger in the first three minutes and needed to

be taken to hospital,” Paterson said.

"We're not that fit at the moment because we haven't had pres-eason games.

"That will come though.”

The side will now take on Pomona this week.

Bay Power coach Michael Gay said the side just did enough to stay on top of the ladder in the competition.

"We turned (the ball) over a fair bit today and our skill level will need to rise,” Gay said.

"We knew we had to dig deep and we took our chances in the end.”

Gay said the result also showed the side could win anywhere around the league.

Power now has a bye.



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