Three Kings handed first defeat since 2015
Three Kings United premier women’s two-year unbeaten streak has come to an end.
The football side lost 2-0 to Eastern Suburbs in the Northern Regional Football League (NRFL) on Sunday - their first lost since June 2015.
In 2016, Three Kings became the sixth team in premier women’s history to win every game in a single season. They went a perfect 18 from 18, allowing just 14 goals and scoring 109 of their own.
However, it wasn’t to be continued on the weekend as Suburbs - who themselves are unbeaten since July 2016 - stopped the run.
Despite the impressive record, Three Kings’ coach Alan Hindson said it was a fallacy to say his current side was unbeaten after they lost eight players from 2016.
‘‘I’m quite pleased that unbeaten stuff is gone,’’ he said. ’’We never spoke about it, but it must have been in the back of the girls’ minds and that’s just another bit of added pressure.’’
Meanwhile, Suburbs coach Mauro Donoso said his side never focused on breaking Three Kings’ streak.
‘‘We’re just looking to play better football and win every single game,’’ Donoso said. ‘‘The focus for us was never on breaking their record. They have a very good side, with very good players, and we just knew we had to play very well to beat them.’’
Jacqui Hand of Eastern Suburbs battles with Three Kings’ Caitlin Pritchard during their Northern Regional Football League match on Sunday.