Prossie Taipans il­lus­trate wealth of young tal­ent

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

FOOT­BALL

THE un­der-10 Proser­pine Taipans put their best foot for­ward on Satur­day morn­ing against Mackay Wan­der­ers White and Can­non­vale.

The first match saw the visi­tors low on num­bers at the Proser­pine Sports Com­plex, how­ever Kuta Pol­lard gen­er­ously helped out Mackay White and even trou­bled team-mates with surg­ing bursts.

Josh McKin­non was rock solid in de­fence while the back pair­ing of Luke Pini and Ni­cholas Hansen se­verely limited any op­por­tu­ni­ties the Wan­der­ers had.

Os­car Hill, Matthew Pini and Matthew Mo­ranino sup­plied mid­field pos­ses­sion to wingers Ri­ley Bore­lini and Max Al­li­son, who punched some beau­ti­ful crosses into the mid­dle for John ‘Frankie’ Franklin and Jack Briskey to slot some ter­rific goals.

Max Al­li­son bagged four goals for the day while Kai Borghero and Josh Healey also starred on the day.

Josh McKin­non was able to escape from the keeper’s box to sneak home a cou­ple of goals.

In the sec­ond match, the lo­cal derby against Can­non­vale, the big boot of Ni­cholas Hansen was a high­light, pro­duc­ing some mon­ster clear­ance kicks from de­fence.

Josh McKin­non again found his way onto the scorer’s sheet, while Ri­ley Bore­lini was un­lucky not to land goals of her own. Kuta Pol­lard, back play­ing for the Taipans, copped a nasty knock on the shoul­der but coura­geously bat­tled on. Ul­ti­mately it was Can­non­vale who took the points, pip­ping the Taipans in a good all-round per­for­mance.

SWIFT: Whit­sun­day Foot­club Club's Tyler Grenci in the un­der-9s match against Mackay on Satur­day at the Proser­pine Sports Com­plex.

WIN­NERS ARE GRINNERS: Proser­pine Taipans un­der-10s Jack Briskey, Os­car Hill, Josh Healey, Kuta Pol­lard, Max Al­li­son, John ‘Frankie’ Franklin, Matthew Pini, Kai Borghero and Luke Pini.

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