Prossie Taipans illustrate wealth of young talent
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.