Pre­mier men slip in chase of top two

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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