Sunshine Coast Fire players erupt in celebration as victory over the Brisbane Strikers earns them a grand final berth at home.
Sunshine Coast Fire players erupt in celebration as victory over the Brisbane Strikers earns them a grand final berth at home. Craig Abbott

Fire youth team celebrates

THERE were mixed fortunes for the Sunshine Coast Fire at Gympie’s One Mile Ovals during major semi final action at the weekend.

The senior Sunshine Coast Fire squad fell victim to a late penalty against the Brisbane Strikers FC in a Hyundai Queensland State League major semi final.

Losing 2-1 in extra time, the Queensland State League premiers will be forced to take the long route to the grand final in Brisbane to achieve revenge.

The Fire will play the North Queensland Razorbacks this weekend for the right to the last finals’ ticket.

Meanwhile, it was not all doom and gloom for the Sunshine Coast Club when its Under 19 side overcame its Brisbane Strikers counterparts 3-1.

The team now plays in the grand final in a fortnight’s time against an opponent decided this weekend.

Football Gympie secretary Pam Tindall said hosting both matches was a big occasion for the club.

“We had a good crowd and an excellent day,” she said. “The matches were exciting and the senior game was very tight.”

Meanwhile, club semi finals begin this weekend with a draw to be published in Friday’s Gympie Times.

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