WFC triumphs in Challenge
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.