New chal­lenge for Whit­sun­day

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

FOOT­BALL

THEY’VE blitzed the early rounds of the Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion Australia Cup and now the Whit­sun­day Foot­ball Club is turn­ing its at­ten­tion to the North­ern Club Chal­lenge.

The club’s pre­mier men will host the Townsville Rebels on Satur­day night at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark, hop­ing to main­tain their strong start to the sea­son.

WFC kept its un­beaten streak alive at the week­end with a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Mackay Pre­mier League heavy­weights Wan­der­ers.

It was billed as one of the matches of the sea­son and it lived up to the hype, with the teams prov­ing in­sep­a­ra­ble af­ter 90 min­utes.

WFC is now sec­ond on the Mackay Pre­mier League lad­der.

In other re­sults from the week­end, both the MCL and re­serves teams posted wins.

The re­serves made it two con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries on Satur­day in Mackay, down­ing Wan­der­ers 3-2 in an up­set.

Wan­der­ers’ re­serves had pre­vi­ously won two of its three matches so far this sea­son but proved no match for WFC.

The club’s MCL team tasted suc­cess for the first time this sea­son, romp­ing to an em­phatic 6-2 win over Wan­der­ers. Whit­sun­day had lost its open­ing two en­coun­ters of the year, so Satur­day’s four­goal victory came as a wel­come sur­prise.

The Whit­sun­day Sportspark will host the North­ern Club Chal­lenge match from 7pm. WFC’s MCL out­fit will also take the field this week­end, host­ing Li­ons from 4.30pm.

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