THE Chinchilla Suns are licking their wounds after being defeated by the Highfields Lions following a hard-fought game in Toowoomba at the weekend.
The Suns reigned supreme over Highfields the last time the teams faced off but remained on guard at the weekend as they went into battle a new line-up of Lions players.
What started as a great day for football, and for the Suns, quickly took a turn for the worse as rain set in at the lead up to halftime. The Suns hit the scoreboard first and went on to kick the opening five goals of the match but were slowly brought back to earth when Highfields hit the lead by two points at half time.
Conditions deteriorated along with the Sun's game. The field was a mud bath by the third quarter, calling for a different style of play and new approach from the Suns. The majority of the match was closely contended but a 10 minute lapse in the run into halftime cost the Suns what would of been a great away win.
Their effort was outstanding in weather conditions they had yet to face this season, Suns coach Jay Paget said.
This weekend the Suns are set to clash with the Dalby Swans at their home ground in Dalby for the Travis Mitchell Cup, the second of three encounters for the season.
Paget said the Suns will give their all to bring the cup home.
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