Re­serves whip Wan­der­ers

Train­ing fo­cus pays off in max­i­mum ball pos­ses­sion

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SOC­CER: Whit­sun­day FC Re­serves dealt the Mackay Wan­der­ers a crush­ing blow by win­ning 3-1 at the week­end.

Fol­low­ing the round 12 clash, Whit­sun­day FC Re­serves ad­vanced the team to fifth place on the Mackay and Re­gional Zone foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion ahead of City Brothers and the Wan­der­ers.

Pre­mier and Re­serve Grade coach Ben Smith said it was great to see the team dom­i­nate pos­ses­sion.

“For the first time they held pos­ses­sion for long pe­ri­ods, which is some­thing we have been work­ing on at train­ing for a few weeks and it is re­ally pleas­ing that it’s start­ing to work,” he said.

But be­hind top of the ta­ble Rangers, sec­ond placed Lions and third placed Mag­pies, Coun­try United are cur­rently in fourth po­si­tion at the end of round 12.

Next week Whit­sun­day FC Re­serves will take on Rangers at home.

Pre­mier League Whit­sun­day FC has a bye in round 12 but will meet the sec­ond placed Mackay Wan­der­ers at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark.

Smith said the Pre­mier Men’s team had lost both games to the Wan­der­ers but the mar­gins were very close.

“We are con­fi­dent we can get a win this Satur­day,” he said.

The Pre­mier Men’s team af­ter round 12 are sit­ting at fourth place on the lad­der.

But by no way out of the race for the semi-final round, Smith said.

“We are def­i­nitely con­vinced we can make the play-offs,” he said.

The Whit­sun­day FC women’s team went down to the City Brothers Pre­mier Women four goals to two.

This Satur­day is ladies day at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark.

It will be a chance for fe­male play­ers to catch up and de­brief over a glass of cham­pagne.

It is also a chance to gen­er­ate in­ter­est among the com­mu­nity for next sea­son. The first ever ladies day will get un­der way from 3pm.

Co­in­cid­ing with the ladies day event will be a visit from the CEO of Foot­ball Queens­land, Jeff Fos­ter.

Mr Fos­ter will join board mem­bers of Foot­ball Mackay to check out the Whit­sun­day Sportspark up­grades due to be­gin at the end of the sea­son.

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