Mixed results for FC sides

WHITSUNDAY Football Club had a reasonably good start to the season despite two of the club's three senior sides suffering defeat in their round three fixtures in Mackay on Saturday.

The club's premier men's side lost to a strong Wanderers side 2-0 and the Whitsunday women also went down, losing 3-1.

But it was left up to the club's division one side who trampled Rangers 4-3 in a close encounter.

Having led 3-0 at the break, the division one side let the Rangers peg their way back into the match before securing a one goal win late in the match.

Division one coach Joel McBride said he was more than impressed with his side's performance.

“We played extremely well and it is probably the best first division side Whitsunday FC has seen for a while,” he said.

“We had the ball for most of the game which allowed us to control the match.

“We had a few players in key positions that really dominated.

“We had a couple of other chances we should have capitalised on but it's a promising start for division one.” Premier men's coach John Eakin agreed with McBride and said the division one win proved the club had great depth for the season ahead.

However, Eakin was not so impressed with his own side's performance.

“I was disappointed with the result just because they were a weaker side than last year,” he said.

“We had plenty of opportunities and held them for most of the first half but that fell away in the second half.”

The premier women's side also played well in the first half of their match leading 1-0 before letting in three unanswered goals in the second half.

Women's player Morgan Tween said she was impressed with her side's performance considering the side's lack of preparation before the match.

All three sides will take on Lions in Mackay on Saturday. Eakin said he was confident his side would put in a good performance against last year's premiers.

“Our heads are switched on and we are looking forward to it.”

Division one kick off at 1pm, premier women at 5pm and premier men at 7pm.


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