Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Whitsunday United Weekly Football Report

Premier Men hit their straps and defeat early competition favourites with a double victory.

After a lot of narrow defeats this season, the Premier Men side delivered a much-needed gritty win getting up 2-1 against a very organised and competitive Wanderers side.

Wanderers didn’t go away and equalised in the 45th minute.

The second half saw Whitsundays dominate play creating chance after chance Ben Smith.

After two consecutive quality games, confidence is high.

The Premier Reserves have been the quiet achievers being within 1 point of second place and having games in hand.

The team started fast against with Benny Seago slotting away the first goal.

A change in tactics after half time was rewarded with a goal to Cy Taylor off a Luke Swift assist. Wanderers capitalised on a defensive lapse and the game ended 2-1 to Whitsunday.

On Friday night the Divisional Men were low in numbers but stretched the Rangers sides all the way to the end.

A poor start by Div2 saw them conceded but they rallied in the second half to play much better football but unable to take the chances they created, going down 3-0.

Div1 saw the Whitsunday team field only two fresh players but despite this, the Whitsunday boys took it to the quality young Rangers side and made them work hard.

An early defensive mix up saw them down 1-0 but Mike Downing equalised shortly afterward off a quality corner by Rich Draper.

Rangers scored a looping long range goal right on half time to take the lead 2-1.

The second half saw chances both ways, with Mitchell Milostic strong in goals, but the lack of fresh legs took its toll with Rangers taking the game 3-1.

The U13 Div1 side went down 3-0 to Country United falling victims to fatigue.

The U13 Prem’s took on City and with one win a piece it was going to be tight.

Whitsundays took the lead in the first half and early in the second doubled their advantage with Cohen Springbett's second of the game.

The match finishing 2-2

U15 Div1 drew 3-3 against City.

After being 3 nil down at half time, the boys dug deep to finish with a well-deserved draw.

They secured a draw in the final minutes of the game with a well-placed free kick.

The U15 Prem played top of the table City Brothers and were off their game in the first half going in 4-0 down at half time.

Their performance improved in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to come back against a very strong Brothers side.

Contributed with thanks to Allan Milostic.

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