Sunbury are still alive and kicking in the Fraser Coast League women’s first division competition finals race after beating Sandy Straits 2-1 in the semi-finals.
Sunbury are still alive and kicking in the Fraser Coast League women’s first division competition finals race after beating Sandy Straits 2-1 in the semi-finals.

Soccer season over for four teams

FOUR soccer premiership-winning dreams have turned into nightmares in the Fraser Coast League.

The season is now over for four teams after they fell at the first hurdle and all lost in the semi-finals.

Kawungan bowed out of contention in the men's first division competition after Hervey Bay rivals, United Warriors, beat them 4-3 on penalties.

The game ended in a 1-all draw after Peter Guest scored for United Warriors while Phil Barlogie struck for Kawungan.

United Warriors will now tackle Doon Villa in the elimination final this weekend, the winner will go head-to-head with defending premiers Sunbury in the grand final.

Sunbury secured their grand final berth after beating Doon Villa 3-2 at Maryborough's Federation Park.

All the goals came in the first half with Sam Beck, Harley Kuhner and David Chapman scoring for Sunbury while Joel Nielsen and James Bennett got on the score sheet for Doon Villa.

Corey Mellor was the hero for West in the men's second division showdown with Sunbury.

West advanced to the grand final after beating Sunbury on penalties and it was Mellor who played the key role after he took over in goal after his goal-keeper was sent off.

Mellor saved two penalties in the shootout after the game had ended 3-all.

In the other semi-final, Doon Villa crashed out of the finals race after losing 5-2 against Kawungan.

The result means Kawungan will now play Sunbury in the elimination final.

In the women's first division competition, minor premiers United Warriors proved too hot for Tinana to handle, winning 3-1, to book their grand final berth.

Lexi Core (two) and Aishlinn Bate were on target for United Warriors while Jamie-Lee Bell replied for Tinana.

Tinana will now take on Sunbury in the elimination final after Sunbury ended Sandy Straits' year with a 2-1 win.

Chelsea Ryan-South and Kirsty Frehmann scored the all-important goals for Sunbury while Stacey Shore pulled one back for Sandy Straits.

Sandy Straits also missed out in the women's second division competition after losing 1-0 to Kawungan. Kawungan will now clash with West in the elimination final after Granville beat West 4-3 on penalties.



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