Two Premierships for Taipans FC
THE Proserpine Taipans juniors have dominated two age groups to take home the premierships for this year's football season.
The Taipans Under-12 and Under-13 teams finished on top of their competition ladders after thrashing both their opponents in the first semi-final round last weekend.
The convincing wins will see both teams advance straight through to their respective grand finals in a fortnight.
Facing off against the Moranbah Hawks, the Under-13 team cleaned up with the final score 6-2.
The team secured its spot on top with consistent great ball delivery to the forwards to create fast moving plays through the Hawks backline.
Keeper Oscar Hill kept defence rock solid with some high pressure saves and back Zada Borghero closed down the Hawks' star attacker.
Ky Borghero scored three goals for the side, Matthew Pini sneaking another two and Max Allison striking one into the net.
Alysha Healy had a blinder of a game, constantly pushing down the left wing.
Coach Wayne Borellini's dry banter from the box made its usual appearance helping to hold the team together and return victorious.
The Under-12s overcame the physical and mental pressure of the Country United Reds to win 3-1.
Coach Rickey Enkelman said the players kept to the game plan developed over the season and managed to play their own positive game.
"I am so proud of them all,” he said.
"The way they maintained composure and managed to see out the win was fantastic.
"They came off the field today a better team.”
Stand-outs from an all-round great team effort, Mac Rogers and Nicholas Hansen held the line of defense with Troy Briskey shining through the mid-field with exceptional play-making.
Josh Healey attacking on the wing came away with one goal and Dylan Beale scored two.
The club president Peter Eve said these results are unprecedented for the club.
"Not only is it a fantastic achievement for the players involved but a great inspiration to the younger players coming through,” he said.
"We wish them well in the grand final.”