Thursday, September 7, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
With 5 teams of 10 in the final’s series, there was plenty to cheer about for the orange army in Mackay.
And with 4 of those five progressing, there is still plenty more to cheer about next week!
The day started early with the Under 13’s Div 1.
The game started positively with a lot of possession in the first half and with a full bench, the side was looking confident.
The breakthrough finally came with only 3 minutes left to play; Whitsunday striker Oli threaded the ball through defenders to a waiting Angus in front of goal.
Winning it 1/0.
The U15 Prem team played Lions in an absolute nail biter of a knock out semi.
With only minutes to go, Finlay Farrell kicked a superb corner for Jacob Logan to find the net to level the scores at full time.
After extra time, the teams were still locked at 2-2 leading to a penalty shootout.
The Premier ladies took their game to extra time as well in what was a fast, physical game against Lions.
These two teams have been season long rivals and both came out determined to win.
In a tight tussle, it was Lions who managed to break through first with their only real goal scoring chance up to that point.
It was a disappointing loss, with a score line that doesn’t reflect how close the game really was, but the side goes on to play next week confidant of gaining a place in the grand final.
Our U23 Men went into their Semi with an extremely positive approach maintaining meaningful possession.
With 10 minutes to go, the team gambled the Rangers, and scored from a corner to bring the game to an end.
A big improvement from last season’s finish and a stepping stone for next year!
Our Premier men were crowned premiers Tuesday night and faced the same team they beat 3-0 mid-week.
The pressure paid off as Harry Hodgen got on the end of a well weighted ball from James Sherridan and beat the fullback before slotting the goal to put Whitsundays up 2-0.
5 minutes later Harry was at it again and this time slotted the ball in the opposite corner to put Whitsundays in a commanding position at half time.
Wanderers did grab a consolation goal late on, but the damage had already been done.
A confident 4-1 win sees Whitsundays into another Grand final and a chance to do the double.
Victorious U13 Div proceed to the next round of finals
U15 Prems win in a penalty shoot out
Premier men in a torrid battle with Wanderers win through to the grand final. Photos supplied