Starting well is the go
FOOTBALL: Fast starts are in vogue at the Whitsunday Football Club, as the premier men have found success in hitting the ground running.
WFC continued its undefeated season on Saturday in Mackay, downing Crusaders 5-0 to close the gap on Wanderers - who lead the Mackay Premier League ladder on goal difference.
Last year's grand finalists led 4-0 at halftime in wet and windy conditions before shutting down the game to post their fifth win in six starts.
"We took control from the start. Crusaders weren't in the game from what I saw," WFC football manager Anthony Nobilia said.
"The game plan is to go hard early, jag a few goals then control the pace of the game. When you control the pace, you're not allowing them possession."
Ben Smith and Owen Hodgen capped stellar games with two goals each while Mark Killian was taken to hospital as a precaution following a leg injury.
Premier men def Crusaders 5-0
Reserves def Crusaders 2-0
MCL drew City Brothers 0-0