Whitsunday United dominates in Proserpine with hefty wins
IN PERFECT conditions, Whitsunday United Football Club took football to Proserpine, playing the first of two rounds to be held at Les Stagg Oval.
Once again the women’s team stood out as they continued their top form with a 10-1 win over Country United.
Goal-scoring machine Willow Gaffney bagged another 5, taking her total to 19 goals in five games – a staggering achievement.
The men’s teams struggled against a some very competitive Rangers teams.
With only 17 players available for the two games, it was a huge effort with the many having to play two games.
Reserve grade went down 8-0, with numbers bolstered by several youth players playing back to back while the Premier Men’s team put on a tenacious display in a hard fought 4-1 loss.
A goal by Dan McDonnel in the second half rewarded the Whitsunday team for their effort.
The U13/14 Premier team had a bye and enjoyed a well-earned break although several backed up for the U15/16 team.
U13/14 Division 1 continued to build on some promising form to beat 3rd placed City Brothers by a staggering 10-1 margin.
The team came out blazing from the start with some outstanding teamwork and ball control taking them to an early 3-0 lead.
But a degree of complacency saw them ease at the back end of the second half.
Stern words from the coaches at halftime saw the team come out full of aggression again and the jubilant crowd of parents was cheering as they ran rampant, scoring some spectacular goals despite running into a strong headwind.
Up front, Dan Carroll, Liam Steen and Jazz Knezevic were incredibly accurate in attack while Jaimen Slavin had the game of his life in midfield and was instrumental in setting up the win for the team.
Backing up the attack, Lincoln Sokolski-Fricker had a sensational game in defence.
The win moves the team into equal second place and only one win behind the competition leaders.