Devils hoping for a positive change
Wins have been hard to come by for the Devils this year, but following their impressive 40-22 win last week over the Ipswich Jets; they are hoping to keep this winning feeling around for much longer.
Norths currently occupy last place on the FOGS Colts Challenge ladder – however, there is only one point between them and the next two teams above them on the ladder.
One of those teams is the Souths Logan Magpies who the Devils will play in a crucial game on Sunday; where a win could see them move up the ladder.
Devils coach Craig Kennedy said defence was the key focus for the team and he was hoping another good performance from his side would be rewarded with a win this weekend.
“It is the coach’s philosophy to get your defence right and everything will come from there,” Kennedy said.
“You have to be able to defend well to be competitive in the game.”
“No one likes being on the bottom and hopefully it is this week that we move up the ladder.”
While players moving from the Mal Meninga Cup up into the Colts side has made a positive impact on their play; Kennedy said his side were still expecting a tough game against the Magpies who posted a close 24-20 win over the Sunshine Coast last weekend.
“We are fortunate to have those players coming into our side and they have changed the way we play which has been good for us so far,” he said.
“We are expecting the game to be tough, it’s at their home ground and trying to get points on their turf is always an added challenge.”
While both the Devils and Magpies recorded Round 10 wins, other results saw the Bears post yet another victory with a 44-4 result over the Tigers. Interestingly, Wynnum Manly also posted a win over the Toowoomba by the exact same margin in their match at Pittsworth. Tweed Heads were also victors – scoring a close 28-22 win over Redcliffe.
Round 11 begins on Saturday with Wynnum Manly hosting the Sunshine Coast and the Ipswich Jets taking on the Toowoomba Clydesdales.
Sunday will see the Burleigh Bears at home to Redcliffe while Easts Tigers take on the Tweed Heads at Tapout Energy Stadium to conclude the round.