Allied Pickfords Round 4 preview

By Beth Newman

Palm Beach will be looking to bounce back from a surprise loss to Wilston Grange, against Noosa this weekend.

The Lions looked like the team to beat in the opening rounds of the Allied Pickfords Cup competition, but suffered their first defeat at the hands of the Gorillas.

Noosa will be looking to get their first win on the board after a slow start to the season.
Palm Beach at home will be a tough proposition for the Tigers, whose young bodies will be feeling the effects of tight matches against Wilston Grange and UQ in the opening rounds.

Burleigh and Maroochydore will play off, in an intriguing match up.
After their first round shock, the Bombers have been steadily improving, against quality sides, but need to start converting that improvement into wins.

On the other hand, the Roos have failed to notch up a win after their opening round victory over UQ.

Surfers Paradise face another tough test this weekend, against the Western Magpies at home.

The Demons have started to dust off the early season cobwebs with a second straight win, against Mayne last weekend, but will have to lift again to compete with the Magpies.

Despite having a horror run with injuries this year, the Magpies have taken all comers comfortably and will look to continue that at Surfers tomorrow.

In another cracking matchup, Coolangatta take on Springwood.

The Blues survived a scare from UQ last weekend to notch up their second win of the season, and are still a bit of an unknown for plenty of teams in the competition.

Coolangatta will need to limit the influence of the Pumas’ big-name recruits in Albert Proud, Jake Furfaro and Rhan Hooper, to have a chance of picking up the four points.

With a split round this weekend, UQ, Sandgate, Wilston Grange and Mayne all have an extended break before their matches next weekend.

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