One win from first premiership
WHITSUNDAY FC’s premier mens team qualified for their first ever Mackay regional football grand final after a dramatic 3-2 victory over arch rivals Magpies last Saturday in Mackay.
A tense opening period saw both teams struggle to take control of the game with chances missed at either end.
Magpies eventually broke through to take a 1-0 lead at the half time break after a quick break from midfield mid-way through the first half.
A couple of tactical half time switches from coach Bob Spees resulted in substitute Tomas Scarinci sneaking a goal past the keeper after a strong run down the left wing to bring WFC back on level terms. A magnificent strike from winger Ryan Lee at the edge of the box put WFC 2-1 ahead with twenty minutes remaining only for Magpies to draw the game level shortly after.
WFC pushed on in search of the winning goal which wasn't to come until the final minutes when Mark Killian headed home the winner after some good work from Jarrod Lee and Tomas Moring with WFC scoring a historic 3-2 win
The team now boasts an impressive run of 12 games without defeat and they will be desperate to secure a maiden premiership against Wanderers.
WFC have a favourable record against their grand final opponents with two draws and a win against them in 2013.
Fresh from their thrilling win over minor premiers Magpies on the weekend, WFC head into the season decider with a real chance of making history for the club.
For information on the supporters bus for Saturday’s game contact Annette Tween on 0409 963 220.
CHASING HARD: Ben Smith and Scott Lee from Whitsunday FC in action. The team has a chance to win the club’s first ever premiership this Saturday night against Wanderers in Mackay.