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Instant classic on hand as rivals face off in FFA Cup

Doon Villa's Beau Mackie in last week's FFA Cup match.
Doon Villa's Beau Mackie in last week's FFA Cup match. Matthew McInerney

AN INSTANT classic is created every time Doon Villa and United Warriors square off on a football field.

The Fraser Coast rivals have tangled many times before, and most have been tight, closely fought, battles.

The next chapter in their storied rivalry will be written on Saturday when they face off in their first official match at Villa Park.

Doon Villa beat United Park Eagles 3-2 in extra time to progress past the third round last week, and will be out to keep their home fans happy with another win.

Coach Lachlan Kenny said his side was confident.

"We haven't seen United yet but we are confident in what we do,” Kenny said.

"It's always a tight match.

"Everyone was pumped after last week's win so we want everyone to come out and support us again.”

United's Brad Mitchell is co-coaching the club with Blake Walker.
United's Brad Mitchell is co-coaching the club with Blake Walker. Matthew McInerney

Blake Walker and Brad Mitchell are currently sharing coaching duties at United, who will play its first FFA Cup game of the season.

Walker said United had trained well.

"It will be our first game of the year but training has been good,” Walker said.

"There are a lot of youth guys who have stepped up into the senior squad this season. We'll just try to take what we've done at training and do it on the field.”

The winner will face the winner of the match between Brothers Aston Villa and The Waves, who also play on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 6pm.

Topics:  doon villa fcsport ffa cup football wide bay united warriors



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