Game sets the tone before finals

FOOTBALL Gympie is extracting maximum value from what remains of an exceptional season when the club hosts a friendly match featuring the Tasmanian Institute of Sport Under-19 squad this evening.

Club secretary Pam Tindall said the Tasmanian youth squad would line up against a Gympie Under-19 team.

“Dean May was once the regional Wide Bay coaching director but now holds a similar position in Tasmania,” she said.

“He had brought the team up to Queensland and approached us with the idea of playing the friendly.”

Tindall said the game, although a friendly hit-out, would be important for the Gympie boys.

“We are in the process of looking ahead to selecting a Gympie youth Fire team for next season and this game is a chance for the players to starting showing us what they are capable of,” she said.

Kick-off for the friendly match is at 6pm on Field 1 at the One Mile Ovals and admission is free.

Meanwhile, Football Gympie completed semi-final matches at the weekend.

Results were as follows:

U/11 Columbia Gold 5 Golden City 3, Lions 2 Valley Rangers 1

U/12 Golden City 2 Diggers 0, Valley Rangers 6 Lions 1

Girls 11-12 Lions 1 Diggers Blue 0, Valley Rangers 4 Diggers Maroon 1

Girls 13-15 Diggers Maroon 1 Diggers Blue 0, Lions 7 Valley Rangers 0

Youth 2 Diggers Blue 2 Columbia Black 1, Diggers Maroon 4 Lions 0, Golden City 2 Columbia Gold 0, Valley Rangers Purple 3 Valley Rangers Yellow 0

Youth 1 Diggers Blue 6 Valley Rangers 0, Diggers Maroon 1 Columbia 0

Open Women Diggers 4 Valley Rangers 0, Lions 2 Golden City Gold 1

Men’s Div 3 Columbia 3 Valley Rangers 1, Lions 3 Diggers 0

Men’s Div 2 Lions 2 Diggers 1, Columbia 5 Golden City Green 4


Men’s Div 1 Columbia 4 Lions 2, Golden City 1 Diggers 0

Finals are played this weekend at the One Mile Ovals.

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