After a disjointed season where the fixtures finished in March and the Finals were played in early August, the Tableland Futsal Club muddled through and got the job done. The finals series went as though there hadn’t been a break with players retaining the high standard set during the fixtures. There were no upsets in the Grand Finals with all Minor Premiers converting to Grand Champions. The Grand Finals results are as follows.
UNDER 8s: The Rockets were defused by the Tolga Bin Chickens 4-3 where the Chickens actually scored six goals, putting in two own goals for their opponents. Archie Kefford put three in the back of the net for the Chickens. Darius Abbot took away the Best Player trophy and $25 SportsPower voucher for consistant tenacious play and passing. Archie Kefford won the Sorenson Medal for the Most Valuable Player of the season with 24 votes.
UNDER 10s: The Randoms took the sting out of the Malanda Hornets with a decisive 8-2 win. Major goal scorers were Miguel Bramwell with 4 and Jeremiah Michael with 3. The Randoms’ fast passing game was too much for the Hornets to combat. Jerimiah took home the Best Player trophy and $25 SportsPower voucher for his consistent work in attack and defence. Simba Makoti from the Blue Renegades team won the Sorenson Medal for the Most Valuable Player of the season with 21 votes.
UNDER 11s: The Eagles continued their unbeaten run to muffle the Thunder 7-2. Blake Rockley got a hattrick with Faith Prange and Lachlan Tomasetig bagging two each. Lachlan also bagged the Best Player trophy and $25 SportsPower voucher. Jordan Cox won the Sorenson Medal for the Most Valuable Player of the season with 21 votes. The Eagles also won the Club’s Most Successful Team trophy for the Summer Futsal season.
UNDER 13s: The Ninja Knights broke the Club goal scoring record by 30 goals by booting 295 goals for the season (an average of almost 20 per game) and also set a record goal difference of 259. Consequently, their opponents in the Grand Final, the A-Team, had a huge task ahead of them but they stood up to it well, scoring 5 to the Ninjas 11. Cooper Watson scored a hattrick for the A-Team, as did Brodie Cahill and Tallas Blaney for the Ninjas. Cooper was awarded the Best Player trophy and $25 SportsPower voucher. Kai Hammond from the League Lads won the Sorenson Medal for the Most Valuable Player of the season with 21 votes.
MIXED: All 4 Fun was roasted by Spuds R Us 9-5. Lachie Binnie battled hard for the Funsters and was duly awarded the Best Player trophy. Riley Jones from Rejects FC won the Sorenson Medal for the Most Valuable Player of the season with 27 votes.
MENS: It promised to be a doozy of a game with so many experienced good players across both teams and we weren’t disappointed. However, the final score of Hot Favourites 14 to Uncles 4 didn’t truly reflect the close fought nature of the game. The difference was the speed and cunning and goal shooting power of Dylan Cummings who scored five, ably backed up by hattricks from Calem Sorenson and Lachie Binnie. Dylan was awarded both the Best Player trophy and the Sorenson Medal for the Most Valuable Player of the season with 24 votes.
Thankyou to all the players, SportsPower for donating prize vouchers. the parents and carers who bring their junior players along, the referees, the players and parents who help pack up at the end of the night and the committee that keeps things humming along. The next Summer season of futsal begins in October after the school holidays. Look out in late September for an ad in the Express newspaper and for more info on www.tablelandfutsal.com.au.