Gunners were runners-up to Panthers in the Men’s Division in 2019 … now they’re back on the field in the delayed 2020 competition

July 20, 2020

A 10-week, round-robin style soccer competition kicked off at Kingaroy’s Tom Alford Oval at the weekend.

Kingaroy Senior Soccer Club vice-president Mark Denman said three teams were taking part: Wests, Gunners and the Barambah Bears.

They would each play six games every Saturday, starting at 2:00pm.

All games will be played in Kingaroy.

There would be nine fixture rounds followed by the Grand Final.

Points will be allocated each week towards each team, as well as points for the “Golden Boot”, ie. the player who kicks the most goals.

At the end of the nine rounds, the two teams which have accumulated the most points will play off in the Grand Final.

Mark said it was a sanctioned inter-club competition and spectators were welcome to come along and watch, so long as they complied with COVID Safe directions including signing in.

At the end of Round 1, played on Saturday, Barambah had two points, ahead of Gunners and Wests on one point each.

Harry Sinclair (Barambah) was leading in the Golden Boot competition.

Hopes a junior soccer competition could go ahead in a restricted form in the South Burnett were dashed last month when Football South Burnett made the difficult decision to scrap plans to hold Under 12/13 and Cadet competitions.

The Senior Women’s competition was also cancelled.

Under 6s to Under 11s games were cancelled earlier in June.

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Kingaroy Senior Soccer Club plans to host its annual Summer Soccer Sevens competition under lights again this year.

Mark Denman said it would be played on Wednesday nights, most likely beginning after the September school holidays.


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