Sport

Girls picking new battles in new league

Sunbury's Hayley Hinchcliff (right) goes foot to foot with ATW opponent in the match in Maryborough on Saturday.
Sunbury's Hayley Hinchcliff (right) goes foot to foot with ATW opponent in the match in Maryborough on Saturday. Robyne Cuerel

FRASER Coast women had their first taste of inter-city football and have walked away from the experience hungry for more. The region fielded two teams in the first round of the Ladies Three Cities League and enjoyed mixed success.

Sunbury Blues coach Dale McMillan said his girls overcame a first half of indecision caused by the unknown to peg back a 1-1 draw against Across the Waves.

"It was tough in the first half but they were so much better in the second half," McMillan said.

"They didn't play in this league last year so they were a bit nervous and were a bit shocked in the first half but we had a bit of a team pep talk at half-time and it fired them up again and they did really well."

Quizzed on what the pep-talk was about, McMillan was less willing to reveal a coach's secrets.

"Basically they had to realise that even though the opposition were from Bundaberg and Bundaberg is bigger and stronger in football that they can still give it to those girls like anyone else."

Doon Villa assistant coach and captain Courtney Berkery said while her side went down 1-nil to fellow Fraser Coast team United Warriors they enjoyed the experience.

"It was good. We could have improved on a lot of aspects, but I think that's one thing we'll learn playing in that league," Berkery said.

Doon Villa were forced to play from behind for much of the game after the Warriors scored early in the piece.

Berkery said her side enjoyed much of the possession and had the opposition under pressure but could not convert.

Topics:  fraser coast football, sunbury, women's football




Appeal lodged over heritage site

QCWA APPEALS: Dayman General Store may soon be replaced with two G J Gardner homes.

Appeal lodged after approval to divide heritage site

Netherby Rd set for upgrade

LNP Testimonial dinner for Warren Truss. Barnaby Joyce, Llew OBrien and Warren Truss.

$740,000 will be allocated to upgrading Netherby Rd.

Latest deals and offers

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Australian Survivor's Peter: I'm no quitter

Australian Survivor contestant Peter Fiegehen.

ILLNESS forces castaway's early exit from Samoa.

Diva's sister on soliciting charge

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. Carey will appear on the Oct. 5 episode of the Fox series, \"Empire,\" the network confirmed Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Bindi's boyfriend helps release huge croc

Chandler (far right) helped the jump team.

Chandler Powell helps catch Duncan the croc

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”