Hornets still see chance of victory at Toombul

THE Ipswich Logan Hornets went close to their first win last weekend and are hopeful day two may yet provide the breakthrough they seek.

Toombul resumes on 9-112 at Ken Mackay Oval, having passed the Hornets' first innings 96.

But player-coach Geoff Paulsen believes his team was hard done by last week and could turn things around today.

"We were the better side on the weekend," Paulsen said.

"We just couldn't get over the line.

"The plan is to get the last wicket then hopefully set them a couple of hundred in the last session.''

Paulsen praised the bowling of his two Smiths, Adam (3-14) and Jackson (3-51), and hopes they can repeat the effort today.

"They kept us in the game," he said.

All the Hornets need is a bit more good fortune than they received last week.

"They were aggressive and got away with it early," he said of Toombul.

"We had five lbw decisions against us and four ducks.

"They had a hat-trick and another bloke on a hat-trick."

Paulsen didn't think the Hornets would have to follow suit if they wanted to set a winning total, preferring to follow the steady route to start with at least.

"The first goal is to get the wicket then bat until lunch," Paulsen said.

"Then we can see how long we need to bat."



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