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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Whitsunday United Weekly Football Report 2024 07 06

Our Division 1 and 2 Men hosted Magpies this week on Friday evening expecting some tough competition. Division 2 created lots of chances and found the back of the net twice but Magpies proved to be too strong winning the game 4-2. Division 1 came out and fought hard for a 3-1 win. A goal for returning Jake Flaherty being a highlight and the result keeps them at the top of the table with a 3-point buffer.

On Saturday morning, saw another fantastic game for U13 Div 1 coming up trumps against Magpies. WUFC scored 6 goals leaving Magpies scoreless. Charlie netted 3 of the 6 goals for WUFC.

Prem U13 against Magpies saw a final score of 6 - 3 to the visitors. The match was an intense and physical encounter, with both teams trading goals all the way through. Whitsundays Nick M and Tyson F scored crucial goals, but Magpies' relentless pressure and scoring prowess ultimately took its toll as fatigue began to set in. Despite the loss, Whitsunday players demonstrated great teamwork and determination.

First game back after a long break for many of our U15 Prem players vs Magpies in Mackay. A goal from Freddie early in the first half looked like the momentum was set for the game, but some defensive mistakes led to Magpies capitalising and the half time score was 3-1 in their favour. In a strong second half, we dominated play throughout and came back fighting with another 4 goals to win the game 5-3. Cohen, Seb, Max and Reef all got on the score board, with a couple of blinding assists from Luka and Kai.

Our reserve ladies came out strong in their match against dolphins on Saturday determined to get back to their winning ways which paid off early in the first half with Robyn scoring the first goal of the match, shortly followed by Alice scoring a consecutive 2, Kiki 1 and another 2 from Ellyse took us to a 6-0 lead at half time. The dolphins team came out stronger in the second half and managed to defend our countless attacking plays however our persistence paid off with Francesca scoring the final goal of the match securing our 7-0 win.

The Premier ladies have claimed 2nd spot on the ladder after a dominant performance against Dolphins. Whitsundays went out firing from the start and were rewarded with two quick goals in the first 15 minutes through Jess H and Willow. Whitsundays then kept the pressure on for the remainder of the half to get another two goals before half time through Monique & Willow, who bagged her second. Despite being 4-0 up at the half, the ladies knew they needed to score first in the second half to maintain confidence and Hazel delivered within 5minutes, putting away a cross from Mathilde. Willow then put the game beyond reach with two more goals, giving her a total of 4 for the game. So many outstanding performances but special mention goes to Jess W who directed the game from centre mid, Hazel who ensured Dolphins centres never really got a chance to build an attack, and Monique and Willow with some absolutely blistering attacking plays.

The Premiers men’s squad had a tough weekend against the competition leading Magpies outfits. The U23 went down 5-0 in a game where Magpies gave them no chances. The FQPL men’s game was a tough and physical affair and whilst Magpies capitalised on a couple of chances, Whitsunday failed to score. Towards the end, fatigue set in and Magpies ran in two more goals to take the win 4-0. Down a few players, the squad is looking forward to revenge next time the teams meet.

Whitsunday Women fired up and ready to rumble - a formidable team at full strength

Great results for our ladies against Dolphins. Photos supplied

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