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ATTACK MUST BE IMPROVED
Better Forward Line Is Soccer Need
THOUGH the Queensland team did much better than expected A against New South Wales, it is obvious that changes will have to be made in the side to meet Palestine next month. The success of the team in the first inter-State camp shmilH
not blind the selectors to the fact that the display of the forwards in front of goal, especially in the first half, was far below the necessary standard. The two games showed conclusively that the maroons have not overcome their biggest weakness — hesitancy when shooting.
To liven up the attack the selec tors will either have to give new forwards a chance to show , their ability, or impress on the present vanguard the necessity for en deavouring to score at the first opportunity. Both Donaldson and Kltching played well enough In the Inter-State games to retain their positions, but BiTttaln, Nelson, and Dale were not impressive. H the selectors decide to make changes In the vanguard Jackson, the Eastern Suburbs centre, may get a chance, while Ridler (Y.M.C.A.), Wil liams (Blackstone), Ives (Easts), and E. Alexander (Latrobe) are all cap able wingers. Nelson is such a clever player that he should be kept in the side, but Hud son (Easts) and W. James (Bundamba) may be strong challengers. It would not surprise If Lawrie was brought back as right half, and Ers kine (Booval), Seeney (Latrobe), or Warrcndorp iY.M.C.A.) may be seri ously considered for the right back position. Easts May Surprise Leading teams mould retain their places in the second round of premier ship fixtures to-morrow. The only upset may be the Booval Eastern Suburbs game at Heath Park. Booval are well in the running for the premiership, but Easts are such a nrsatly improved side that they must be given a good chance .of winning. Booval's forward line, especially Don aldson, Nason. and Greenhill, is likely to get goals against arty defence, and Clarkson, G. Pettersen. and Lindsay will need to be at their top. East's chances depend to a great extent on I he forwards. If Jackson, Hudson, and Ives show their real ability they may take the points. V.M.C.A., the leaders, should not have much difficulty in beating Corin thians at LanR Park. Corinthians have a fairly good defence, but Brit tain, Nelson, and Shaw are likely to find the weak spots. A close game' is likely at Ebbw Vale, where Latrobe and St. Helens are en gaged. In Ncvill. Rlgby, Seeney, and Crewdson Latrobe have the nucleus of r solid back line, and Saints' forwards
,vill have to show improvement to get ;oals. The Latrobe vanguard also las shown a weakness in front of goal, md unless they overcome this fault ;o-morrow they may lose the game. Bundamba are favoured to win igalnst Blackstone. The solid play of Roderick, Gibb, and Petie will be a severe handicap for the Blackstone forwards to overcome, but Kltchiii' ind Williams will require watching. FIXTURES— REFEREES Fixtures and referees for Saturday arc— FIRST DIVISION.— Corinthians v. Y.M.C.A., l-ang Park. 3.15, J. Grimes: Eastern Subuibs i. Booval Stnrs. Heath Park. 3.15 C. Stone. 3t. Helens v Latrobe. Ebbw Vale. 3.15, J Ecl vards; Blnckstone Hovers v. Bundamba Rou ters, Blackstone, 3.15/ R. Qrcgor, SECOND DIVISION.— Y.M.C.A. v. Evans acakin, Kallnga, 3.15, J. Martin; Booval 3tars v. Eastern Suburbs, Booval, 3.15 L Sails; LfUrobc v. St. Helens, Lans Park 2.0. \. Hudson: Wynnum' v.' Blackstone Rovcn. Wynnum, 3.15; p. Spence. THIRD DIVISION.— Bundamba Rangers v. Corinthians, Bundamba, 3.15. J. Hamilton; Sustern Suburbs v. Army Signal Corps, Rav nond Park, No. 2, 3.15. A. Russell; Toomb'ul Jnitcd v. Sandgate, Nundah, 3.15, F. Scott. JUNIOR.— Second Grade, A Division: Bar ion Rovers v. Darra, Bnrdon, 3.15, A. Holl iay; Junction Rovers v. Eastern Suburbs, rcronga Park, 3.15, J. Perotte; Roxy Rovci.s i\ Eastern Suburbs. Heath Park. 2.0 E. Hlscock: Shafston Rovers v. Wattle. Ray nond Park No. 2, J. Trude; Buranda v parra B, Kennedy Paddoek, 3.15. A. Charl on: Toombul United v. Bardon, Nundah 2.0. ?. Scott; Hlghgnlc United v; Y.M.C.A., Kel i'in Grove, A. Morgnn. THIRD GRADE.— Bardon v. Shafston Rov ts, Bardon. 2.0, A. Holiday; Kookabunu v Mewtown United, Cooper's Plains. II. B.ilcl ivln: stnnley United v. Lmrobe. Kenneth ?addock, 2.0, M. Chnrlton: Onklelgh v. Juno ilon Rangers. Yerongn Park, 2.0, II. Peirv JUNIOR MINOR.— Kookaburra v. Eastern Suburbs. Cooper's Plains, 2.0, H. BaMwin. Wynnum v. ShiUston Rovers, Wynnum, 2 0: ^ewtowii United v. Industrial High School 3utton Park. 3.15, II. Wood.