Gatton beaten by Hawks

HERE are the Gatton football results from the past week.

The very best sides in Football Toowoomba's competition head to Gatton this Sunday to contest the Presidents Cup.

The competition is for the top two teams in the various competition formats as of the end of the first round with four Lockyer Valley teams taking part.

Gatton has the Premier Women and Colts taking part whilst Laidley has teams in the Reserve Grade Mens and Reserve Grade Women.

Premier Men: playing against the top team, South Hawks, Gatton started the game very slowly and conceded the first goal after only a few minutes. The game then turned into an arm-wrestle for the rest of the half.

Second half saw Dom Rosier make his first appearance for Premiers. Hawks increased their lead 15 minutes into the second half and then sealed the game with a third goal late in the game. Man of the match points went to Austin Lenord and Adam Jackwitz and Players' Player was Dom Rosier.

Third's Men: lost 5-2 to Highfields who scored two early goals. Gatton then unleashed super sub John Pinnell who found the back of the net with a well struck ball. Gatton however went to the break 3-1 down.

Early in the second half Dave Halstead scored the second goal for Gatton, who were the better team for much of this half but allowed two further goals in for Highfields. Nas, Olonso and John Ross worked tirelessly all game.

Reserve Women: had a challenging game against Dalby on Sunday at Gatton, as play went from end to end for the whole 70 minutes. The first half was fairly even with everyone putting in equal effort to hold competition favourites Dalby to a nil-all draw. Taleigha Ross, Teneale Olm, and Jess and Anna Sri stepped up to the plate and showed what they were capable of.

Juniors

U6: the Reds displayed another strong performance defeating Withcott Cougars 8-0. Red's never stop attitude shows every game, the team are starting to put passes together and improving every week. Goals shared by all.

U7: Red played hard against Garden City Chariots, with goals being scored by Jacob and Josh, scoring 6 each, Wael (2), Lachlan and Emily and Sara contributing to the game with some great kicks and defence.

U7: Gold played Garden City Arrows on Saturday. Gatton dominated what was a tough and physical game but suffered their first loss for the season with the final score 4-3. Goals to Matthew (2) and Sila.

U9: Gold defeated St Albans Dragons 6-2 in a hard-fought game. Goal scorers were Tayla Utz, Wilfred Dungus, Mataeya Higgs and Reid Theaker (3). Wing Hong Leung and Tai Haines defended well with Mitchell Pinnell saving goals in the first half. Kiara Boon and Braedin Hogg demonstrated good attacking play.

U10: Red were defeated 3-1 by Withcott Cheetahs. Klaus Spierling, who has always preferred to play in defence in previous years, is really excelling in the forwards this year. Henk Mueller and Ben Janke also played a great game, particularly in defence. Kendyl Scott scored her first goal of the season.

U11A: Redbacks went down 2-1 to a very enthusiastic Rockville team. The Redbacks were unlucky with several attempts hitting the crossbar and posts to deny them scoring. Karl ran hard in attack and proved very hard for the opposition defence to contain and Jayden's defence was once again tireless. Goal scorer was Noah.

U11B: faced a very strong and committed St Albans Strikers and unfortunately were defeated. Although Gatton did not get any points on the board every player put in a great effort right to the very end of the game. A special thanks must go to Thomas and Klaus from U10s for filling in.

U13B: a slow start in the first half by the Redbacks allowed Pittsworth to put in three goals. The Redbacks came out in the second half with more fire in their bellies, which led to a goal by Rudi. Even though the Redbacks had more possession of the ball in the second, another goal went to Pittsworth, giving them the game 4-1. Man of the match to Angus.

U15A: hosted Rockville at home. The boys showed big improvements in their team football, capitalising on the individual strength of recent weeks. Great defence from the back four and good communication with a strong midfield led to scoring opportunities taken by forwards Zac and Ray, resulting in a 2-nil win.

U15B: after a slow start the Redbacks ran out comfortable winners over Pittsworth 8-2. Man of the match Julian Lunnon scored a hat-trick of goals. Goal scorers were Julian Lunnon (3) Lee Rosier, Ezikea Pingidi, Nicholas Pinnell, Toby Jones, Isaac Taylor. Notable performances came from Nicholas Pinnell and Dylan Bloomfield.

U16 Girls: again struggled with numbers, starting with 10 players, several in various states of wintertime health. Still, they kept their unbeaten streak alive to a strong Laidley, winning 2-1. A great comeback effort to Players' MVP Angel, skilful control from Kat, great attack and two goals (one deflected) from Bek, and determined defence from Em, Merryn, and Shelly.


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