Redemption is complete for Brothers Aston Villa
FOOTBALL: Brothers Aston Villa will be having its cake and eating it too.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary as a club, the side defeated Bingera 3-1 in the Wide Bay League final to put the cherry on top in a massive year for the team.
Villa's Michael Stayte scored a double before Nathan Carney sealed the win with a few minutes to go.
But they didn't have it all their own way.
At 2-0 down Bingera pulled one back and had all the momentum in the final 20 minutes as it chased an equaliser.
The Stripeys couldn't find one and were punished as Villa scored the winner from Carney from a counter attack.
"It puts icing on the cake," Villa captain Josh McInnes said.
"We knew they were going to come back hard and we just had to keep focused and earn the win."
McInnes said the side did not start celebrating until right at the end.
"You are never home and free, especially on one goal," he said.
"It's always hard, goals can come so quick, you just got to keep going."
The Villa captain said the side did well in one area to win them the game.
"I think our pressure off the ball when they had the ball," he said.
"Our attack was great and all the defence did well."
Villa's Stayte was influential on the wing.
Villa midfielder Craig Zielke was named man of the match.
"He was really solid in defence, putting himself in good positions," McInnes said.
"He's a very smart player."
Bingera conceded its execution to convert chances let them down on the night.
"That's our season: we create more than our fair share of chances but we can't score," Bingera captain Josh Metcalf said.
"Villa get three chances, they score three, that's the quality side they are," Metcalf said.
"You don't finish, you don't win."
Metcalf said the season was still a great one and coach Brett Kitching was the best player for the side.
He hopes a few older players would play another season to return Bingera to the top of the competition.