Striker Cross shoots for top award
GYMPIE-based footballer Adam Cross is having one of the best years of his career, scoring 17 goals in the Sunshine Coast Football competition.
Cross currently leads the Golden Boot rankings as the Coast’s top scorer after kicking home another goal in Cooroora’s four-all draw with Woombye on the weekend.
The weekend before that, in the game against Maroochydore, he scored a hat trick, which was his third for the 2011 season.
The 26-year-old is followed on the Golden Boot standings by Kawana striker Wayne Jones, who has scored 14 goals.
What makes Cross’s feat even more amazing is he has missed three games during the season.
“I have been pretty happy,” Cross said.
“I have scored three hat tricks so far and been in good form.
“It is one of my best season’s ever. Let’s hope I continue like this for a few more years.”
Cross credits a lot of his form to his team-mates, who are also having a good season.
The Cooroora team is in their first season in the Sunshine Coast League after breaking away from Gympie last year.
They are currently in fourth position on the table and look destined for the finals.
Cooroora boasts eight ex-Gympie players and Cross said the Gympie boys mixed with Coast players were performing really well.
Tim Hollingworth, Andrew Frahm, Kyle Turpin, Dale Tucker, Dylan Graham, Harry Johnson and Aiden Johns joined with Cross and Cooroora after the Miners disbanded.
“We have all gelled together really well and every one is having a good year,” Cross said.
“Let’s hope we can make the finals.”