Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Buccs Push Ahead with a Clear Mindset

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Buccs Push Ahead with a Clear Mindset

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THERE is a silver lining to Wide Bay Buccaneers' wet weather-impacted start to their Football Queensland Premier League season, according to visa player Ben Brookfield.

The Buccaneers have played just two competition games in five weeks, and missed several training sessions due to the region's fields being unavailable.

But Brookfield, who joined the club from NPL Tasmania side Launceston City in the off-season, said the time away from competition could help the players' mindset.

"It feels like a fresh start - Ipswich was ages ago now," Brookfield said.

"When you're a team and you're flying high, like Manchester City in the English Premier League, the ball's rolling and everyone's riding high.

"It's the same if you're losing. You don't get any time to gather your thoughts and it continues."

The Buccaneers lost 5-1 to Holland Park Hawks in their first round clash on February 3, then fell 6-0 to Ipswich on February 18.

The fourth-round game against Souths United is yet to be rescheduled, but it gave the playing group an extra week to refocus ahead of today's away game against the fourth-placed Capalaba Bulldogs. …

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