By Shane Jones
When it comes to this year’s Wide Bay Premier League finals, The Waves will have the edge over every other team that makes it.
The side knows how to beat every finalist.
The Waves defeated Brothers Aston Villa 4-1 last Saturday at Martens Oval to move six points clear at the top.
But the win, it’s 13th of the season, was significant for another reason.
It completed the set of wins for the club against the other teams in the competition.
The Waves has now won a game against the other 10 teams in the Wide Bay Premier League.
It is the third time in the competition’s history that this has happened, with Bingera (2020) and Brothers Aston Villa (2016) also doing it.
“We’re outright in front and we’ve been trying to get there,” The Waves coach John Brillante said.
“Now we are there every game is crucial for us.
“But we respect every team.”
Brillante said it was the club’s title to lose but was confident the side could get the job done after missing the title the past two years after making the grand final.
One of the main reasons for the optimism is depth in the team.
The Waves had Matt Twyford return from a long layoff with injury and he was joined in the first team by Cristian Zandona and Preston Cox, who made their first team start.
“We’ve got really good depth, we’ve got 17 or 18 players now that can play first division,” Brillante said.
“They are in the mindset now that they are all one squad and will do whatever it takes for the team.”
The team will take on Granville tomorrow at 6pm in their next clash at The Waves Sports Ground.
In other results from the round, the United Park Eagles defeated Diggers 6-0, Bingera defeated KSS Jets 5-0, Granville defeated Sunbury 4-2 and Doon Villa defeated SC Corinthians 8-1.
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