Yeronga is hosting Caboolture in a Friday night match.
Yeronga coach, Chris Ryan, hopes his side can draw a big crowd for their Friday night match against Caboolture.
Ryan said the players were really looking forward to the opportunity to play under lights, after a double booking at the ground forced them to reschedule from their Saturday afternoon timeslot.
“Hopefully we can get a few more people than normal. If you can pick up 50 extra people, then that’s really good.”
“I went out to the Wilston Grange and Sandgate ANZAC match and there was a fair crowd out there.
“So, hopefully, we can attract something similar.”
The Devils’ reserves and thirds will also be playing at Yeronga on Friday night, making it a big night for the team.
Ryan, who played football in Tasmania where a number of Friday fixtures feature, said Queensland was the perfect place for night footy.
“We used to play a bit under lights and Queensland’s got the best weather for it.
“It’ll be a great spectacle, if you get a good night.”
While for some of the Devils, a fully-fledged game under lights will be a new experience, some of their new recruits, like Tim Notting, have had plenty of games at night.
“Yeah, for a few of them some of them haven’t played under lights. Train under lights so it shouldn’t sort of affect too much experience something different for the footy club.
Caboolture will welcome back a slew of key players for the game against Yeronga, and Lions coach, Graham O’Brien said his side were looking forward to taking on the Devils.
“They’ve got a quality side and we’re certainly looking forward to the challenge,” he said.
O’Brien said the Friday night spot would also be a great boost for the game.
“Most other clubs will be there to have a look at us and at Yeronga.”
“Having more night games promotes our sport doesn’t it.”
Ryan said that experience would boost his team, who are considered among the premiership favourites this season.
“We want to try and gain a bit of respect after a poor performance (against Robina) .”
“We recruited pretty heavily but all the talk but has swayed to Robina can sort of focus on playing these.”
The Yeronga-Caboolture game is one of only two Division Two games being played this weekend, with a split round in the competition.
In the other match, Kenmore takes on Robina at Scottsdale Oval.