Young Falcons look to build on winning form

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After bouncing back from their Round 11 loss to Wynnum Manly with a 42-24 win against Toowoomba last weekend, the Sunshine Coast will be hoping they can continue to improve on their performance when they head into their game against Redcliffe this weekend.

Falcons coach Danny Gray said he was pleased with the team’s last outing, but knew his side would have a big job ahead of them against the Dolphins this Saturday.

“The boys have been playing really well and we are still a young squad who are slowly building ourselves into the season,” Gray said.

“We had a bit of time off when we had a bye and a Residents bye (rep weekend) and we haven’t come out of that as (well) as I would have hoped.

“We were a bit guilty of taking a couple games lightly.”

With a tough game to prepare for in Round 13, the Falcons are hoping their training will result in back-to-back wins.

“It’s about controlling the ball early, dominating possession and putting the pressure on to force repeats sets,” Gray said of his side’s focus heading into the match.

“We did that really well last week, there were errors we made on the fifth tackle when we played Wynnum and we can’t afford to do that against top teams.

“The FOGS Colts competition has so many good attacking players and you have to ensure you have strong defence against top sides and not give up possession.” 

Unfortunately for the Falcons, they will be without their star centre Nat McGavin due to an injury, but they are still confident there will be someone to do the job.

“They will be big shoes to fill, but I do have a few options of players looking for an opportunity to play footy,” Gray said.

Round 13 will commence on Saturday with Tweed Heads Seagulls hosting the Clydesdales and Souths Logan Magpies at home to the Wynnum Manly Seagulls.

Sunday will see one game with the Burleigh Bears hosting the Ipswich Jets to finish off the round. The Easts Tigers and Norths Devils both have a bye this weekend.