July 7, 2018
South Burnett football fans who’ve been starved of top-tier action will be able to see some great games at Tom Alford Oval in Kingaroy this month.
After playing away for most of this season, South Burnett United will be playing the coming three rounds of the Toowoomba Football League (TFL) competition at home, kicking off with a clash against Willowburn White at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 7.
The two teams are currently sitting at the top of the TFL ladder and are the best in the league.
Willowburn White, who’ve played 12 matches, sit on top of the ladder with 26 points.
But United, who’ve played just 10 games, are breathing down their necks in second place with 23 points under their belt.
The two sides have only met twice before this season.
On March 25, in Round 4, United played Willowburn White in Toowoomba and secured a 2-all draw.
United followed this three months later with a 2-1 victory over the Whites in their President’s Cup clash at Clive Berghofer Stadium, taking home their first piece of silverware from the Darling Downs competition.
United have had a fortnight off – their last match was on June 17, when they thrashed the Warwick Redbacks 10-1 – and coach Lauren Mangan expects they’ll take a little while to snap back into top form on Saturday.
But with a home crowd backing them, the local side will be keen to pare back the Whites lead.
Saturday’s match will be the 16th round of the TFL.
As usual, a canteen and barbecue will be operating at the grounds and spectators can view all the action at no charge.
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The local competition will be taking a break for the next two weeks because of the school holidays.
So far, with 12 rounds played (though some teams still have deferred matches), Wests and Gunners are leading the Men’s competition by a wide margin, with Panthers and Barambah topping the Women’s competition.
As at Round 11, the ladder looked like this:
Last week’s results (Round 12) didn’t substantially alter anything.
- Women’s Division: Nanango 3 – Gunnettes 0
- Men’s Division: Gunners 7 – Nanango 0
- Women’s Division: Barambah 5 – Wests 1
- Men’s Division: Barambah 1 – Wests 1
The local competition will resume on Saturday, July 21 with Round 13:
- Women’s Division: Gunnettes v Wests at 4:00pm
- Men’s Division: Gunners v Wests at 6:00pm
- Women’s Division: Panthers v Barambah at 1:00pm
- Men’s Division: Panthers v Barambah at 3:00pm