City men’s fi­nals’ dreams alive

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -


THE day started with a pos­i­tive per­for­mance by the Carl­ton Fil­lies. Their coach said it was “the best I have seen them play as a team”.

Tyler Bougoure was a stand out per­former in City’s 4-nil win in Ju­nior Colts.

Both sides started on the front foot and de­spite City be­ing favoured, the Bears young­sters never made it easy for them.

The Se­nior Colts fix­ture was played as a friendly, with Carl­ton only able to field six. Both teams had a fun out­ing, with Cart­lon keeper Jess Aspinall pulling out a slew of im­pres­sive saves. Rory McDon­agh and Matthew Bid­dulph found the net for City to give them the friendly win.

In the Ladies match up, City were look­ing to gain some mo­men­tum go­ing into fi­nals, while Carl­ton were hop­ing to bounce back from a dis­ap­point­ing match last week. Carl­ton started strongly with Peita Hunter putting the first goal away af­ter a well di­rected cor­ner.

City hit back twice. It was 2-1 in City’s favour late into the sec­ond half and Carl­ton, with only 10 play­ers for the whole match, were start­ing to tire un­til a late long-range goal from Jane Muller tied things up.

A much im­proved game from an un­der strength Carl­ton team - Louise Day showed much prom­ise step­ping up from Fil­lies and wasn’t in­tim­i­dated, play­ing very strongly out wide.

City will take pos­i­tives from a close, hard-fought game go­ing into fi­nals.

In the A-grade, City pulled off yet an­other strong re­sult to keep their fi­nals’ hopes alive. Know­ing only a win would keep them in con­tention for fourth, the men in or­ange put in a good shift. City grabbed their first through a counter-at­tack­ing goal be­fore half-time. They worked hard as the sec­ond started, with an­other late goal to clinch a 2-nil vic­tory.

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