Our very talented Year 6 boys’ football team played beautiful football to beat St Michael’s College 5 – 3 in a qualifying game for the South East Queensland Primary School Cup. The team scored five goals in the first half and really dominated the St Michael’s team. In the second half, St Michael’s lifted their game and scored three goals but GCC regathered and put the pressure back on St Michael’s goal to retain the lead and get the win.
The team was looking forward to playing against champion schools from the Redcliffe, Nambour and Noosa Districts.
SEQ Sunshine Coast Finals:
The GCC Year 6 boys’ football team played excellent football in the South East Queensland Sunshine Coast Finals where they represented Glasshouse in the two game finals. Winning teams from each District Interschool Football Competition are eligible to compete in this competition. The first game was a very tight one against Hercules Road State School. The score was locked at 0 – 0 at half time with both teams having some great opportunities but the goal keepers made some great saves. Nathan Kennedy was amazing in goal for GCC making some fantastic saves that almost seemed impossible gaining the respect of the crowd and our opponents coach!
Just after half time, GCC grabbed the lead as a strike from Bryce Sambrook hit the upright and Tommy Rauter tapped the rebound into goal. Unfortunately, Hurcules Road scored to equalise a few minutes later to once again tie up the game. It was a tense last seven minutes but Hurcules turned up the pressure and scored three quick goals to win the game 4 – 1. The score did not really reflect the closeness of the game.
After just 10 minutes rest, our team played the third/fourth place playoff game against Coolum State School so we had some tired legs. The boys fought gallantly scoring two great goals but Coolum were too strong, winning 7 – 2 at the final whistle. This placed the boys fourth on the Sunshine Coast, which was a fantastic result.
We are very proud of the boys who continued to put in 100% effort right until the final whistle even though they had very little energy left. It was great to have many parents and grandparents at the games supporting the team. The winners from this competition move on to compete in the State Finals in Ipswich.