BeeGees’ have eyes on finals

By Kirra Livingstone

THE BeeGees men’s and women’s premier squads are in arms reach of making the finals in the FQPL Sunshine Coast series, with two rounds remaining.

Premier women’s coach, Amy Higgins, said despite the women being in 2nd place on the ladder with two games left in the regular season, they can’t afford to drop their intensity.

“We’ve pretty much secured a finals spot it’ll just depend on where on the ladder we end up finishing up because the top four is so tight that it will probably come down to the last game to figure out where we’re at,” she said.

“They can’t afford to lose any games heading into the finals. Maroochydore is on top at the moment by one point, we can’t afford to give them another leg up.

“Obviously making finals in general is the first choice for us, but if we finish at the top of the ladder that will be a bit of a bonus, that would be nice.”

Higgins also praised how well the team was going this year, and highlighted what they need to do and continue to do to win the premiership title.

“We’ve been trying to keep a bit more possession, score goals from outside the box, and just put the keepers under a bit more pressure, which we probably haven’t been doing as much as we should,” she said.

“But by just working on those one percent things, that will make a difference come finals time, and we’re still trying to hone in on all the things we already do every week.

“The girls are playing really well, scoring plenty of goals, and aren’t conceding much if anything which is obviously positive.”

The premier men’s team is currently in 5th place with two rounds left in the regular season, but even if they don’t make the finals, Amy said they have significantly improved from last year.

“I know they’ve done well to climb up the ladder in the back end of this season and it’s been a while for them, their coach Darryl has done a good job in improving the boys’ game,” she said.

“Even if they don’t make the finals, I’m fairly certain they will finish higher than they have in the last couple of years so, they’ve got good culture and I think they will retain a lot of players with Darryl.”

The BeeGee’s premier women’s next game is on August 11 at 8:30pm against Nambour Yandina United at the Nambour Yandina United Field.