REGIONAL ROUND-UP – Weekend 6-8 March

McDONALDS SUNSHINE COAST PREMIER LEAGUE

The league opened on Saturday night with some interesting and lopsided results.

Last year’s finalists, Caloundra, had a tough first up result after losing a number of players to the Sunshine Coast Fire in the off-season with coach Ian Runcie also departing, they were dominated by Maroochydore. After taking a 5-1 lead into the break, Maroochydore went on with the job, scoring double figures in a 10-2 win.

2014 Premiers, Kawana took on the club that finished last in Beerwah Glasshouse. The mismatch showed in the final result, Kawana taking away a 14-1 victory.

Buderim made the short trip to Nambour Yandina and it was a happy night for the visitors, the Wanderers scoring a half dozen to Nambour Yandina’s lone goal, 6-1.

Noosa Lions who are looking to improve on last year’s fourth placing started on a positive note, 4-1 winners at home against Coolum.

While Gympie Diggers made their return to the Sunshine Coast after a five year absence. After a heavy 9-1 loss in midweek FFA Cup action to Caboolture, the prospect of travelling to last year’s Grand Final winners, Woombye seemed like another uphill battle. While Diggers went down, it was a gallant effort, defeated by a solitary goal 2-1.

Caboolture had the bye.

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BLK GOLD COAST PREMIER LEAGUE

Round two saw Merrimac again feature in a tight tussle where a side ended the match with ten men. But unlike their round one match, it would be their opponents, Coomera who would suffer that fait. The Colts with the final kick of the match claiming a point in a 3-3 affair. John Griffen scoring a hat-trick for Coomera to see him named man of the match.

Murwillumbah came from behind, reversing their opening match result in a 3-1 defeat of Palm Beach.

Premiers Broadbeach continue on their merry way, defeating their opponents from last year’s Grand Final again, Mudgeeraba, this time 3-0.

While Friday night saw the new boys Magic United claim their second win in a row with a 5-2 victory over Surfers Paradise. Magic’s Morgan Saunders bagging a hat-trick while Surfers woes were further exacerbated when finishing with nine men and missing a second half penalty.

TABLE:

Broadbeach 6

Magic United 6

Coomera 4

Murwillumbah 3

Merrimac 2

Mudgeeraba 1

Palm Beach 0

Surfers Paradise 0

WIDE BAY SEA FM THREE CITIES LEAGUE

After an encouraging round one win, KSS Jets were brought back to earth in their travels to Bundaberg where they were defeated by Diggers 2-1.

Doon Villa set up a second win in a row in an impressive 5-2 victory over Brothers Aston Villa.

The newly formed United Park Eagles went some way to avenge last year’s defeat in the Grand Final to Across The Waves claiming a 2-2 draw against the Bundy powerhouse.

Another good result from Fraser Flames, the newly formed Hervey Bay side with a second draw in two weeks, this time 2-2 against Alloway.

Sunbury bounced back from last week’s defeat with a tight 3-2 victory over Bingera.

While the bad news continued for Tinana, conceding twenty goals in their first two matches, United Warriors aiding their goal difference in a comprehensive 12-0 win.

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