The Sunshine Coast’s Open Men’s Futsal team have posted one of their best wins of the year when they won the Craig Foster Championship last weekend defeating FNC NSW 5 goals to 3.
In a thrilling match, the game went into extra time after the score was locked at 3-3 following forty minutes of play.
The Sunshine Coast had recently lost the Summer League Final to FNC NSW but were too strong this time around when they saw victory within reach with six minutes of extra time play to find a winner.
Sunny Coast stalwart Justin Morrison paid tribute to their State Youth keeper, Brendon Prickett who kept NSW’s punishing attacking shots clear of the goals.
“It was a bruising performance and one where he placed his body on the line on numerous occasions to keep his team in the game” Morrison said.
Also leading the way for the Coast team were Jason Miles who found the back of the net with four stylish goals including the final winner.
Sam Beadon, the Coast’s attacking left side flyer was also damaging with a number of penetrating runs paying off with two important goals for his team.
In other age groupings, Sunshine Coast teams dominated the champions list, winning the overall championship club trophy.
Championship Winning Teams Finals Results
Under 9’s – Sunshine Coast d FNC NSW 6-1
Under 10’s – Sunshine Coast d Toowoomba Futsal 3-1
Under 11’s – Sunshine Coast/FNC NSW
Under 12’s – Gold Coast d Sunshine Coast 4-2
Under 13’s – Gold Coast d Sunshine Coast 4-3
Under 14’s – Gold Coast d Sunshine Coast 7-6
Open Mens – Sunshine Coast d FNC NSW 5-3
Managing Director of Gold Coast City Futsal Association, Andrew Parkes said “the tournament has really come of age. After just two years, Futsal is the winner as the tournament focuses heavily on enjoyment of the game in keeping with Craig Foster’s vision for the sport”.
Craig Foster was unable to attend the event yesterday but passed on his best wishes to all the players for a fantastic tournament and pledged his ongoing support.
On behalf of Queensland Football, Futsal Technical Director Trevor Edwards thanked all the players and their families for their support of the tournament and presented all winning and runner up teams with their tournament medals.
Attention now moves to the start of the Queensland Winter Futsal League commencing in April 2011.