DEFT: Hayden Filby slips past a Mackay defender during the Whitsunday Football Club reserves game last Saturday afternoon. Photo: Matthew Newton
DEFT: Hayden Filby slips past a Mackay defender during the Whitsunday Football Club reserves game last Saturday afternoon. Photo: Matthew Newton

City Brothers serve up another shock

FOOTBALL: For the second time this season, Whitsunday Football Club's reserves endured a surprise loss to City Brothers.

WFC is ranked first on the Mackay Premier League Reserves' ladder but has now lost two games to the fifth-placed City Brothers, including last Saturday's shock 2-1 defeat at the Whitsunday Sportspark.

Reserves' captain Anthony Nobilia said City Brothers were the team's "bogey side".

"We should be beating those teams but that's the way it goes," he said. "We were the better team by far. We stuck to the game plan and frustrated them in the first half but couldn't hold on.

"We felt we had less and less control as the game went on. They started to dominate and it felt like they were gonna score, which they did and momentum took them over the line."

WFC led 1-0 for much of the game but was overrun by City Brothers, marking their third loss of the season. Despite the slip-up, WFC still leads the reserves competition with five wins from nine starts.

The club's MCL team had a bye last weekend but will return to the field on Sunday to play Wanderers.

WFC is ranked fourth in the MCL competition, having won three of its eight matches this season.

FIXTURE

All games at Whitsunday Sportspark on Sunday

MCL v Wanderers at 11am

Reserves v Magpies at 1pm


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