READY: Doon Villa gather before their trial match against Gympie Diggers at Villa Park.
READY: Doon Villa gather before their trial match against Gympie Diggers at Villa Park. Matthew McInerney

Doon Villa starts their year with win over Gympie

DOON Villa may be the latest club to put Football Wide Bay under pressure for home games this Wide Bay League season.

The Magpies played their first game under lights on Saturday night.

A strong crowd witnessed Doon Villa's 3-2 win over Gympie Diggers, but the way the Magpies player should have all rivals on notice.

In 2016, the Magpies were guilty of conceding quick goals and possessed an inability to capitalise on their opportunities.

Ryan Crawford's men looked completely different.

"In years gone by we were very relaxed, we'd show up and play 5-a-side - it's all good fun but this year I really drilled the running into the boys," he said.

"We did a lot of sprints, a lot of fitness training.

"We've been here a month and a half with solid training - we're not messing about this year."

Crawford said the midfield - Jess Nowitzke, Beau Mackie and Lachlan Kenny - were the standouts in a very strong team performance.

"They made it easy for the rest of the boys," he said.

"It's good to be back, and there's plenty of support here. The boys wore the shirt with pride."

 

KSS Jets travelled to Toowoomba for games against South West Thunder.



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