Premier men slip in chase of top two
WHITSUNDAY Football Club’s premier men have missed an opportunity to return to the top two, sharing the spoils with the lowly-ranked Mackay Wanderers at the weekend.
Last year’s grand finalists remain in third, but could’ve leapfrogged the Magpies into second with a win.
Instead WFC was forced to settle for a 2-2 draw on Sunday afternoon at Wanderers Park. Mark Killian and Alex Webb both scored in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the spirited Wanderers. This weekend the premier men will face Country United.
WFC continue to put pressure on the top four, adding a crucial three points on Sunday against Magpies.
Kerrin Taylor struck the game’s sole goal in the first half, but it proved enough as the MCL team hung on for a 1-0 win.
WFC remain in fifth spot however goal difference is the only thing separating them from Lions Gold.
Both teams have 27 competition points but Lions Gold have a goal difference of 28, compared to Whitsunday’s 16.
MCL will play Country United at 5pm on Saturday.
Whitsunday’s leading ladies dominated their Wanderers opponents at the weekend, cruising for a well-deserved 5-0 victory.
WFC hit the ground running on Sunday, racing away to an unassailable 3-0 lead at halftime.
Darcey Borellini and Tyrah Dunn starred for WFC, netting two goals each. Michelle Reiner also found the back of the net, as the premier women recorded its fifth win of the season.
WFC remain in fifth spot on the ladder, just four competition points behind City Brothers. This weekend the premier women will play Magpies at 11am.
The Whitsunday reserves won on forfeit at the weekend and will play Wests United on Saturday at Country United.