The Waves send finals message in Wide Bay League
FOOTBALL: Not even the flu could stop The Waves.
The side kept its back-to-back men's Wide Bay League hopes alive with a 6-0 win over Sunbury on Saturday night.
The Waves piled on five goals in a second-half blitz to beat the final Fraser Coast side in the competition.
The difference was the side took its chances when it counted.
"To come out like that is a credit to the players,” The Waves captain Callum Hillier said.
"All week we've had half the squad out with the flu.
"We genuinely stepped up (to play).”
The side also were able to put behind the NewsMail Cup final win as well.
"We had our fun on the weekend but as soon as we got into training we focused,” Hillier said.
"In finals footy we turn up to play and we've done it years before.”
The side will now face Bingera this week, in a repeat of the NewsMail Cup, for a spot in the final.
The scoreline didn't reflect the majority of the game with one goal in it for the first 55 minutes.
Sunbury just couldn't take its chances as The Waves took two in five minutes to take control of the game.
"Once they got to 3-0 we had to throw the kitchen sink,” Sunbury player Anthony Mollee said.
"As you can see by the result it didn't work for us well.”
Mollee said the side was pleased with its year but disappointed with the end.
"They blew us off the park,” he said.
"It's just hard to take.”