WILSTON-Grange coach David Martin does not look at points on the premiership table this season, simply because of the complicated 11-team, 18-round fixture draw.
By Terry Wilson
He prefers to look at losses and believes that is the only way to best work out where sides are really placed.
With this in mind, and hoping for a Sandgate win over leaders Western Magpies, Martin believes it is quite possible that four teams could be on three losses after round 14.
The Magpies have two losses so far and Noosa, Sandgate and the Grange have three.
Noosa have the bye and the Grange should beat Mayne under the Hickey Park lights on Friday night, which Makes Martin’s forecast quite likely.
But first things first, and the Gorillas have to contend with what is possibly the strongest Mayne line-up of the season.
The Tigders, still searching for their first win o the season, regain half-forward Justin Moritz, and have ruckman Ryan Head and defender Jack Collings playing on permit from Mt Gravatt and Morningside respectively.
Mayne’s losses are Keane White (general soreness), Luke Radnich and Ryan Louwen-Skovdam (ribs).
The Grange, with the possibility of muscling in on the top three, have two changes.
The Gorillas regain half-forward Chris Jaenke and promoted a Grange junior, 18-year-old wingman Jake Whitehead, for his seniors debut.
The Gorillas beat Mayne by 27 points in round seven and are confident they can go better this time around.
That elusive first win is the target, although Mayne have a tough draw to get one on the board.
“I know we’ve got three of the top five over the last three rounds, but I still think we’re a chance,” said player-coach Luke Faulkner.
“We’re finally getting some players back in and we’re getting closer to full strength.’
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