City shine in 'a-grade' victory
FOOTBALL: Stanthorpe City hosted Ballandean on Friday night for two catch-up ties.
Under the lights of C.F White Oval, the Ladies got the evening under way. Despite being down on numbers, Ballandean went out to a two-nil lead courtesy of goals from Anika Spiller and Sarah Day.
City's Katy Lee grabbed a goal back late in the first-half. Both teams had opportunities across the second half, but it would be the home side who'd nick one back to grab an equaliser.
In the Men's tie City looked comfortable throughout. Romeo Canjura and Ben Staley had them out to a two-nil lead before Lachie Gilbert added a third in the second half.
Ballandean got themselves a goal back but it was too little too late.
On Saturday morning the City Junior Colts continued their winning form with a cruisy win over the visitors.
Tyler Bougore grabbed a hat trick with Dustin Alldridge, Lachie Rigden and Zach Scalia scoring goals to make the final score 6-0.
Ballandean went into their Senior Colts tie seeking to continue their unbeaten form.
Both teams had little first half chances and went to the break at nil-all. City came out focused in the second half and seemed to be getting on top and capitalised with a goal from Josh Carlson.
They looked to have it in the bag but a late equaliser from Ballandean gave the visitors a sneaky draw.
The sole Fillies game of the weekend pit Inter against Carlton. The Bears gave it their all but weren't a match for Inter on the day who grabbed a 7-2 win.
Alexandra Giamattei and Jacinta Clark were solid for Carlton while Shania Politch, Almari Botha and Shay-lee Heard impressed for Inter.
Next up were the Junior Colts, who played out a draw the last time they met.
The first half was a close affair with the ball strongly contested by both sides. Inter had some great opportunities, however the defence of Carlton proved the difference.
In the end Carlton proved too strong on the day and went home with the points.
Inter's Senior Colts recorded a 3-1 win while Carlton's Ladies held on for the points.
In one of the shock results of the weekend, Inter demolished Carlton six-nil.
They controlled possession from the outset and went to the break three-nil up. They piled on the misery with a further three goals to snare some much needed points.
Stanthorpe United travelled south of the border on Saturday to take on the Thunder.
With the rain holding out for the beginning of the day, the Junior Colts took to the field first.
The Tenterfield side go from strength to strength and again put on a strong performance.
Bella Everson and Jake Murphy grabbed the goals for Tenterfield in a 2-2 draw.
Despite the best efforts of the Tenterfield Senior Colts, United had a comfortable win.
In the Ladies, both sides were only able to field 10 player's. The home side took the lead courtesy of a belter from Murraya Horan.
However, United found their feet and grabbed two quick goals to take the lead. After the break United continued to control play and added a third. Tenterfield grabbed a goal late on to make the final few minutes interesting.
The visitors held on to get the win.
When United scored in the opening two minutes of the Men's tie, Tenterfield knew they were in for a challenging afternoon.
They didn't take the foot off the brake and added several more goals before the break.
The half-time break did little to deter United and they continued to run riot in the second half. Midfielder Dan Davies shone and got himself a hat-trick, as did strikers Liam Hitchener and Ben Manahan.
Matthew Purcell hit the back of the net from distance while youngster Kobi Jones grabbed his first goal in A-Grade in a 11-nil win.
This weekend Ballandean host Inter, Carlton take on Tenterfield and United welcome City to the International Club.