Souths Logan will host Toowoomba this weekend in their Round 17 match and Magpies coach Shayne Boyd will be hoping to claim a third win against the Clydesdales this year – and their second in two weeks.
Due to a quirk of the draw – the Magpies will host the Toowoomba side at Davies Park this Sunday, having claimed a close 20-18 win over the side at Herb Steinohrt Oval last Sunday.
“Toowoomba are a good side and we will need to have good ball control and be better defensively on the edges to make sure we get the two points this weekend,” Boyd said.
In their clash last weekend, the Clydesdales came out of the blocks strongly, but with some good defence, the Magpies were lucky the score and only trailed 10-4 at halftime.
The Magpies were able to get some good ball in the second half and executed their chances well to secure a two-point win in the end.
“We stuck to our game plan and executed well. Toowoomba are a good tough side to beat up there in the cold on their home turf,” Boyd said.
“In the second half, we completed our sets and stuck to our original structure which was able to get us home.”
The Magpies have some tough games ahead that will provide some challenges if they are to make the finals this year; but Boyd is ensuring the team are focused on their game plan; which means mounting pressure on the opposition and completing their sets each week.
Elsewhere in the FOGS Colts Challenge competition, Round 17 will kick off on Saturday with the Redcliffe Dolphins hosting the Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Dolphin Oval 3.30pm and Sunshine Coast Falcons coming up against Tweed Heads Seagulls at Caloundra RLFC 5.45pm.
Sunday will continue with the Burleigh Bears coming up against the Ipswich Jets at Pizzey Park 11am and to finish off the round, the Norths Devils will host the Easts Tigers at Bishop Park 11.40am.