WFC tri­umphs in Chal­lenge

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


WHIT­SUN­DAY’S re­mark­able run in knock­out games has con­tin­ued, with the pre­mier men top­pling Townsville Rebels 1-0 on Satur­day night.

Lo­gan Cross scored the match-win­ner 15 min­utes from time at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark to ad­vance WFC to the next round of the North Queens­land Club Chal­lenge.

The re­sult comes on the back of an in­spired run in the Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion Australia Cup, which club foot­ball manager An­thony No­bilia said was worth recog­nis­ing.

“The good thing about all this is we’re still in two knock- out said.

“For a club of our size, it’s great to still be alive in those two.”

No­bilia said it was a hard­fought game in which WFC looked to have more run in its legs.

“We had a lit­tle more legs at the end and once we went ahead they found it hard to run us down,” he said.

“We dug in and a lot of the boys were tired and fa­tigued af­ter the game... they were prob­a­bly the favourites to win.”

It was a re­deem­ing win for WFC, who fell to the Rebels in


No­bilia the same tour­na­ment last year – los­ing in a penalty shoot-out.

Dates for the next round of the North Queens­land Club Chal­lenge are yet to be con­firmed, how­ever WFC will get an­other taste of knock­out foot­ball on May 30 when it hosts Frenchville SC in an FFA Cup clash.

In other re­sults from the week­end, the club’s MCL team went down to Li­ons 2-0.

All three grades hit the Whit­sun­day Sportspark on Sun­day, with the pre­mier men look­ing to con­tinue their un­beaten start in the Mackay Pre­mier League.

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