One win from first premier­ship

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY FC GRAND FINALS THIS SATURDAY -

WHIT­SUN­DAY FC

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.

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