The Waves get a Bucc for their Wide Bay campaign
FOOTBALL: The Wide Bay Buccaneers have lost another player from their senior ranks for the rest of the season.
The NewsMail can reveal defender Matt Twyford has left the club and opted to play the rest of the season for The Waves in the Wide Bay Premier League.
Wide Bay Buccaneers coach Adrian Elmes confirmed the news late last week and said it had nothing to do with the team's lack of results in the competition.
The side has lost its first 11 games in the Football Queensland Premier League.
Elmes said the decision was for something different.
"He's got work commitments, he runs his own business, that makes it hard to train and travel week in, week out,” he said.
"It's a shame as he's had a stellar season for the club.”
Elmes said the club also had no problems with Twyford going back to play for The Waves, who he played for last year.
"It's good that he is continuing to play the game,” he said.
"We want to work closely with all Wide Bay Premier League clubs, so we're happy he is back playing.
"We hope one day Matt can come back and play for the Buccaneers.”
Twyford played for The Waves on Saturday in the side's 3-0 win over Bargara.
The Waves are now six points clear of Bargara on the ladder and are starting to build a nice gap towards those teams vying for a spot in the finals.
In other matches, 3-0 was the familiar theme, as the United Park Eagles and Bingera defeated Brothers Aston Villa and the United Warriors respectively by that scoreline.
Bingera remain unbeaten in the competition and are three points clear at the top over Doon Villa who won 6-1 over Sunbury in the final match of the round.
The side now has the bye this week with Sunbury to face Bingera in Maryborough.
In other matches, Brothers Aston Villa face the KSS Jets, Bargara face UPE with The Waves taking on the United Warriors.