Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Musketeers' Last-Ditch Bid Washed Away

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Musketeers' Last-Ditch Bid Washed Away

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PLAYING the bottom team in the Brisbane Major League, Ipswich's Musketeers were looking forward to a good penultimate weekend to their season.

But after an 11-9 victory over Beenleigh on Friday, rain yesterday robbed them of a chance of another win and confirmed they would play no part in the finals.

Player/coach Dave Suthers was left to lament the number of games his team missed due to weather since the New Year, the period when the Musketeers traditionally hit form.

"Looking back, all the washouts since Christmas really hurt us," Suthers said.

"We also lost games we should have won."

The Muskets are accustomed to being involved come finals time but Suthers said being out of the running hasn't affected their attitude.

"That's never a problem at our club," he said.

"Win, lose or draw, we stick together.

"Personally I'm very disappointed not to be in the finals.

"But there were a lot of one and two-run games we didn't win.

"I'm sure a lot of teams we've come up against, like Redcliffe, who we took two games off, are glad we're not in the finals. …

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