Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Uni Up for Challenge of Warwick's Home Ground

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Uni Up for Challenge of Warwick's Home Ground

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Byline: Trent Slatter trent.slatter@thechronicle.com.au

GAME DAY

AFL Darling Downs division one

Qualifying final

Warwick v University at Reddies Oval

Kick-off at 2.30pm.

UNIVERSITY coach Shane Melrose is giving Warwick the utmost respect ahead of today's AFL Darling Downs qualifying final.

The Cougars face the unenviable task of taking down the Redbacks at their Reddies Oval fortress to earn a spot in the grand final.

Warwick has lost just one game all season at its new home ground on its way to claiming the minor premiership.

The Redbacks have assembled a star-studded line-up in 2014, including the likes of Holman medallists Brendan Iles and Kurt Millard. Melrose admitted the Cougars were up against it on Warwick's home turf, but he said that was just part of the battle to win a premiership.

The coach said Uni would have its best side on the paddock today and he was confident they could rise to the challenge. …

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