Playoff positioning is on the line as both the womenís and menís Sunshine Coast soccer leagues enter the home stretch of their regular season campaigns.
In the womenís league last week, Sitas and Blazers played their mud bowl match at Ted Dixon, and despite the slipping, squealing and splashing, each side managed to put away two goals.
Sitasí Ginny Blattler pounced on a back pass to chip it into the net, while Shelbi McDonnell added a second, slamming in a tight shot from the wing.
Blazers answered with strikes from veteran midfielder ĎJackie-Oí Ostrosky, and Ashley Taylor putting away her free kick.
Blazers then had their way with Fusion, with their 10 strikes coming from Jyl Stinson, Dawne Clancy, Sue Hoy, Kendra Bell, Christine Campbell, Ashley Taylor and Jen Bridgeman. Chipper Fusion nonetheless had a great time, with none of the score revealed in their demeanour.
Sitas and Mayhem played to 0-0 draw with Sitasí defender Krista Cantarutti, and Mayhemís Sammi Dixon both putting in gritty games for their sides.
In the menís league, CPU faced off against the new look of Halfmoon Bay, and was sent reeling from a squad that traditionally they bat around like a kittenís play toy. This new Halfmoon Bay one-touched the ball around the pitch at will, with wheezing CPU forwards in pursuit. The fit, close-cropped Halfmoon Bay squad looked like marines ready to take a beach-head, or multi-level marketers ready to sell you a timeshare. Either way, they steam-rolled CPU for four goals, coming from Colin Bradley, Taki Valdun, Greg Stinson and Sebastian Rodriquez, with CPUís solitary strike coming from Eric Pinfold.
Newbie keeper Glenn Hafley volleyed CPU strikes over the crossbar, while Jeff Maisonette threw himself in front of a point blank shot, and then managed to parry the rebounds as well.