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Merry Men were smiling after defeating Rockville Blue 2-0 in the Men’s final on Sunday afternoon

March 1, 2019

Tom Alford Oval was a sea of colour and action last weekend with 32 teams chasing glory in Kingaroy Senior Soccer Club’s annual Soccer Sevens carnival.

The popular two-day carnival returned with a bang after its enforced absence last year.

The threat of Cyclone Oma hovering off the coast caused a couple of early withdrawals, but the event still attracted 17 men’s, six women’s and nine Over 35s teams … adding a nice filip to the South Burnett economy.

Players came from Chinchilla, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Bundaberg.

Games started early on Saturday and continued on Sunday morning.

Teams earned three points for a win, two for a draw and one point for scoring three or more goals in a game (win or lose).

Supporters watched from the clubhouse and colourful shade tents along the sidelines.

Kingaroy Senior Soccer Club president Gary Tessmann said it had been a great weekend.

He thanked Mick North, Thomas Carroll and Danielle Maudsley for the “tremendous” amount of work they had put into organising the carnival.

He also thanked all the referees who had kept the weekend running smoothly, with games being played in good spirit.

“It was a great display of football across the whole weekend,” Gary said.

Cheques were presented to the winners and runners-up in the Men’s and Women’s division.

Merry Men successfully defended their title from the 2017 Carnival, taking out the Men’s final over Rockville Blue in a keenly fought game.

The Women’s final went to a penalty shootout, with Intoxicate – which included Barambah Bears players – defeating Virginia 2-1.

The Over 35s were only playing for beer (about one can per day …) but that didn’t lower the intensity of the final.

Agonisms, which also included South Burnett players, defeated Wests Wanderers 3-2 in a penalty shootout.

Taking a well-deserved – but quick break – on Sunday afternoon were Troy Schultz, Thomas Carroll and Mick North

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Photo Gallery

Action from the Men’s quarter final between Merry Men and Chinchilla¬†

Rockville defeated Kawana in their quarter final in the Men’s competition

Surface Apollo played Venice Street in the third Men’s quarter final

Barambah took on Rockville Blue in the other Men’s quarter final

Intoxicate, which finished second, defeated third placegetters Gunnettes in the Women’s semi-final

Virginia, which finished on top of the ladder, defeated fourth placegetters Rockville in the Women’s semi-final

Hervey Bay congratulates Agonisms after they won the penalty shoot-out in the Over 35s semi-final

Merry Men defeated Surface Apollo in the first Men’s semi-final

Rockville Blue defeated Rockville in a local derby Men’s semi-final

Intoxicate and Virginia were drawn 1-all at the end of the Women’s final … Intoxicate won the penalty shootout 2-1

Agonisms defeated West Wanderers 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out in the Over 35s final after the game finished scoreless

Action from the Men’s final … Merry Men defeated Rockville Blue 2-0

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Results

Merry Men captain Tom Carroll is congratulated on the Men’s Final win by Kingaroy Senior Soccer Club president Gary Tessmann

Men’s Quarter Finals

  • Merry Men 2 def. Chinchilla 1
  • Rockville 1 def. Kawana 0
  • Surface Apollo 3 def. Venner Street 0
  • Rockville Blue 2 def. Barambah 0

Men’s Semi-Finals

  • Rockville Blue 2 def. Rockville 1
  • Merry Men 2 def. Surface Apollo 0

Men’s Final

  • Merry Men def. Rockville Blue 2-0

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Intoxicate defeated Virginia 2-1 in a penalty shootout in the Women’s final

Women’s Semi-Finals

  • Intoxicate 4 def. Gunnettes 0
  • Virginia 2 def. Rockville 1

Women’s Final

  • Intoxicate def. Virginia in a penalty shootout after finishing 1-all

Elle Mollenhauer, from Murgon, accepted the Women’s winners’ cheque on behalf of Intoxicate

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Agonisms had to win two penalty shootouts to claim victory in the Over 35s competition

Over 35s Semi-Finals

  • Agonisms def. Hervey Bay in a penalty shootout after finishing 3-all
  • Wests Wanderers def. Fossils 1-0

Overs 35s Final

  • Agonisms def. Wests Wanderers in a penalty shootout after finishing 0-0

There’s no cash prize for the Over 35s competition … they’re just playing for the love of soccer and an esky full of beer which was split between finalists Agonisms and Wests Wanderers


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