WFC in big test of mettle
FOOTBALL: After starting the season with eight wins from 10 matches, the Whitsunday Football Club's premier men are about to face arguably their toughest challenge yet.
On Saturday, last year's grand finalists will play Magpies in Mackay, who shape up as one of the leading threats in the Mackay Premier League.
The two teams are separated by just two competition points, but a Magpies win will see them leapfrog Whitsunday into second spot behind Wanderers.
"They are one of the form teams," WFC's Luke Hillery said.
"They beat us in the grand final last year. We haven't played them yet this year, but we did play them in the FFA Cup when we won 4-2 at home.
"This is a big game for us. We are confident if we play like we did on the weekend we'll win."
Hillery's confidence in the team was on display on Saturday as WFC romped to a 4-0 win over Lions in Lathan Dunn's final game for the club before moving to Brisbane.
Fittingly, Dunn scored the game's last goal, while Owen Hodgen and Ryan Lee also found the back of the net.
In other results from the weekend WFC's MCL team prevailed 3-2 over Country United while the reserves suffered a 2-0 loss to Lions.
Premier men def Lions 4-0
Lions def reserves 2-0
MCL def Country 3-2