Beerwah Bulldogs Reserve team is untouchable

THE Beerwah Bulldogs Reserve Grade team has remained undefeated for the first five games of the season, scoring at least 30 points in every match this year.
Bulldogs Reserves team coach, Stevie Reay, coached the C Grade to a grand final in 2021, and is now in his second year of leading the Reserves.
While the season was still in its early days, Stevie said the team was focused on reaching the finals. “With the squad that we’ve got, I think anything is possible and we don’t want to sell ourselves short, we want to play finals football,” he said.
“The goal is to play finals footy, and a minor premiership would be nice as well but don’t want to look too far forward yet.”
Stevie provided some insight on what the team was doing well, and where they need to improve.
“They have good patience, I think they are playing a little bit more patiently than what we did last year, and probably prepared to put in the work a little bit more than what we did last year,” he said.
“The best thing they are doing, we are averaging 10 points against per game which if you look over to the good sides they are averaging between eight and 14 points so we are pretty happy.
“I think we need to be a little bit more ruthless sometimes, I think sometimes we get out to a good lead and then we play down to their level a little bit, we just don’t execute some potential tries sometimes.”
He added that while a number of Reserve Grade players have stepped up and filled in for A Grade players who have been out to the injury and suspension, their return to the squad will be welcomed.
“I think the biggest adjustment is the speed of it so they are just adjusting to how fast the A Grade games are,” Stevie said.
“Those guys are pretty keen to keep pushing to A Grade which is good for club culture.
“If you have Reserve Grade players who want to play up in the A Grade team, it gives you a little bit of competition for position which is good.”

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