League streaks towards finals
A COUPLE of Danish men made an impression on a Hervey Bay soccer field in round 21 of the Fraser Coast League.
They were not kicking a ball or wearing boots though – they were not wearing anything to be honest.
The young backpackers showed a clean pair of heels as they went for a streak during the women’s first division clash between hosts, United Warriors, and Tinana at Torquay’s Dolphin Park.
One of the players in the United Warriors line-up said she’d never seen anything like it – in her soccer career that is.
“They were cute,” the women, who asked to remain anonymous, said with a laugh. “It was so funny seeing a couple of little white butts running around.
“That was all I could see – I played up front so I was at the wrong end of the field when it happened.
“It was one of those games when I wished that I was a defender,” she said with a giggle.
Football Hervey Bay president Robert Bishop also saw the funny side of the incident.
“I haven’t heard so much laughter for a long time,” he said.
“There were no complaints – just plenty of giggling.”
As for the game itself, United Warriors secured the minor premiership after beating second-placed Tinana 5-0.
Lexi Core (3), Jessica Cullen and Jess Clift scored the goals.
In the other games of the round, third-placed Sunbury crashed to 4-2 defeat against Bayside Strikers, Kawungan beat Fraser Flames 4-1 and Sandy Straits thumped Doon Villa 5-0.
While the race to winning the women’s minor premiership has already been won, it’s going to go down to the wire in the men’s first division.
With just one round to go, defending premiers, Sunbury, is only one point clear of second-placed Doon Villa.
Doon Villa closed the gap after beating Sunbury 3-0 at Maryborough’s Federation Park after goals from Joel Neilsen (2) and Riley Jackson.
United Warriors won the all-Hervey Bay showdown with Bayside Strikers 4-0.
Jacob Lynch, Sam Hill, Adam Sulcs and Jain Wang were on target for United Warriors.
In the final game of the round, Jakob Lee (2), Sam Everist, Jorden Dowden and Nick Kjaer scored the goals for Sandy Straits in a 5-2 win against Granville.
Aiden Claybourne and Matthew Tynan replied for Granville.
Men’s second division
West def United Warriors
Bayside Strikers def Tinana
Fraser Flames def Sandy Straits
Hervey Bay Rangers I def
Hervey Bay Rangers II
Kawungan def Granville
Doon Villa def Sunbury
Women’s second division
Sandy Straits def Sunbury
West def Kawungan