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Bayside ready to strike again

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"WE'RE not finished yet."

Those were the words Bayside Strikers coach Peter Guest uttered after his side's remarkable 3-0 victory over Doon Villa in Monday night's women's semi-final in Maryborough

Guest, whose team went through the Fraser Coast League regular season winless, watched with immense pride as Brooke Lewis's third goal sailed into the back of the net to seal arguably the biggest upset of the year.

"The girls battled hard, they scrambled and got back in defence, and made the effort to keep a nil scoreline," he said.

"All I have done is given them positive reinforcement and if they put in the hard yards they will get something out of it.

"We're getting better numbers to training and are now starting to get the benefits out of it.

"It has been a real battle throughout the year, so to come up with a positive outcome is good for them and good for next year as well."

On a soggy Federation Park, the Strikers capitalised on all their chances with Shaelyn Korn, Abby Baird and Rachel Joslin instrumental in the phenomenal triumph.

But the standout was hat-trick hero Lewis, who had two goals to her name at half-time before adding another after the break.

"She covers a lot of ground and busts her butt every game," Guest said of the young midfielder.

"She's an unsung hero.

"She doesn't say much but I give her some instructions and she does everything I ask and gets the job done."

The Strikers will meet the loser of last night's semi-final between United Warriors and Sunbury on Friday for a spot in the grand final.

Guest said his players would need to lift to meet the challenges both sides posed, but buoyed by Monday's victory he was adamant the Strikers were a team to fear.

"These last few weeks we've played all three teams (United, Doon Villa and Sunbury) and we've got positives out all games," he said.

"United only beat us in the last minute of a game and we got a draw against Sunbury in our last game, so the girls are starting to get that belief they deserve to be where they are and can go further.

"I'm hoping Sunbury and United fear us because they should at this stage."

In the men's semi final, a three-goal second half haul helped Doon Villa defeat Sunbury 4-2.

Doon Villa plays United Warriors at Federation Park on Saturday night for the right to play Gympie Diggers in the grand final.



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