Cyclones miss finals by a whisker


THE Whitsunday FC Cyclones missed out on this year's final series by a single point, finishing fifth behind close rivals the Rangers.

The Cyclones finished their season on a high note on Saturday night though with a 2-0 win over the Rangers at Wanderers Oval.

The Whitsunday side completely dominated their opposition controlling the majority of possession throughout the match.

Reserve-grade player Jake Flaherty scored the Cyclones' first goal before Hamish Palmer stepped up to the mark to score his side's second.

Earlier in the match, Palmer missed an absolute sitter from close range, so when his second attempt found the back of the net, he was over the moon.

Coach Bob Spees said he was proud of his team's performance this year, despite the Cyclones missing out on the finals series.

“It was a great achievement for the young fellas,” he said.

“With all the injuries and suspensions throughout the year, we just didn't have any luck go our way.

“But we gained a lot of respect from the other teams.”

Spees said the future looked bright for the Cyclones with so many young players already stepping up to the mark to play in the premier men's competition this year.

“It all looks good for the future,” he said.

“Those that were 15 and 16 this year will be older next year and have more experience.

“It's going to be fantastic to see.”

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