Lions leave the run late
A LATE penalty has cost Whitsunday FC a share of the points in their 2-1 loss to Lions at the Whitsunday Sports Park on Sunday. After a great first half where they dominated possession, WFC looked as though they were getting the better of the Lions and headed into the break with a 1-0 lead.
The Lions lifted their game in the second half but WFC remained strong in defence until the 80th minute when a good build-up from the visitors led to an equaliser. With scores locked at 1-1 and only minutes remaining, a draw looked likely until a questionable penalty was awarded to Lions which they converted to leave with all three points.
WFC were no match for the visiting Lions on Sunday, going down 5-0 in a one-sided affair.
The Lions played with great energy and enthusiasm and managed to turn a narrow 1-0 half time lead into a five goal shellacking of the home side. A lapse early in the second half saw WFC concede three goals in five minutes and Lions added their fifth and final goal later in the half to run away easy winners.
Despite dominating large periods of the match WFC were left to rue missed opportunities in their 1-0 loss at the hands of the Lions. The girls continued to show signs of improvement with better displays down both ends of the pitch but were unable to make the most of goal-scoring chances. A scrappy goal to Lions in the second half was enough on the day as their defence did well to keep a clean sheet against the ever-improving WFC side.