Villa, Sunbury silence fans
HERVEY Bay soccer fans had nothing to cheer about in round 20 of the Fraser Coast League men’s first division competition at Torquay’s Dolphin Park.
Two Maryborough clubs, Doon Villa and Sunbury, saw to that.
The Heritage City duo both went on goal-scoring sprees on their way to recording convincing victories.
Doon Villa moved up the ladder and into second place after showing no mercy to Sandy Straits, beating the bottom-of-the-ladder team 5-1.
Joel Neilsen (2), Lachlan Kenny (2) and Clinton Hamblin were on target for Doon Villa while Michael Long got on the scoresheet for the home team.
The win means Doon Villa are now four points behind the competition leaders and defending premiers, Sunbury.
Sunbury, who are aiming to win a fifth consecutive premiership, hammered fifth-placed Bayside Strikers 5-1.
Isaac Sanderson bagged a hat-trick while Sam Seefuss and Anthony Mollee scored the other goals.
Fernando Cannellas replied for Bayside Strikers.
However, Maryborough clubs didn’t have it all their own way in the round.
Kawungan beat Granville 3-0 at Federation Park in the Heritage City.
Nick Bell, John-Alan King and Richard Azzopardi scored the goals.
Third-placed United Warriors had the bye.
In the women’s first division competition, United Warriors now have a six-point lead at the top after beating Fraser Flames 5-0.
Sarah Walker (2), Lexi Core (2) and Tamara Guest found the back of the net for United Warriors.
In other games, Sunbury beat Tinana 4-1 thanks to goals from Chelsea Ryan-South (2) and Suzanne Algie (2) while Casey Ferguson scored for Tinana.
Honours finished even in the clash between Sandy Straits and Bayside Strikers after the game finished 1-all. Sue Paxton scored for Sandy Straits while Ashley Towle did likewise for Bayside Strikers.
Doon Villa beat Kawungan without kicking a ball after Kawungan forfeited.