Golden City players ready for the Meccano Cup final today are from left; Alex Knight, Jack Walker, Ethan Langmead, Jarred Healy, Percy Cash and Darryl Cash.
Golden City players ready for the Meccano Cup final today are from left; Alex Knight, Jack Walker, Ethan Langmead, Jarred Healy, Percy Cash and Darryl Cash. Craig Warhurst

Golden City ready for Meccano Cup

GOLDEN City coach Darryl Cash is hoping his team can start of their Meccano Cup final campaign against Bundaberg’s Across the Waves on the right foot this afternoon.

He hopes to secure a win at home to press their claim as Wide Bay’s best club team.

Club sides from Gympie, Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg have been competing in the prestigious competition for the first time this season.

The final will be played at home and away,and the best score combined will take the title.

“We are looking pretty good, we made the final even though we weren’t expecting to,” Cash said.

“We will go ahead and try and win it – we are very happy.”

Cash said he was surprised because his team was young and inexperienced.

“Most of the team is only 16 or 17.

“We turned up at one of games and the opposition coach asked if we bought the school side,” he said.

But the lack of experienced hasn’t worried the side, according to Cash.

“We have gelled together really well and played good football.

“We rolled Moore Park and they are about the same place on the table as Across the Waves,” he said.

What makes Golden City’s feat even more amazing is that they are placed only third on the Gympie Football ladder.

“We are better than the results suggest,” Cash said.

“The team is building for the end of the season.”

The final kicks off at 5.15 this afternoon at One Mile Oval, Field 1.

Gympie Times


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