We’re down three full days of matches, and what a week we have had so far!
Wednesday started off very, very fresh but turned into a brilliant day across the ACT & Queanbeyan and was full of some excellent football.
With pool games all wrapped up, it’s time for the pointy end of the tournament.
With Finals games going on, it’s time to remember what the McDonald’s Kanga Cup is all about; having fun.
Don’t forget to always participate, coach and support in the #SpiritoftheCup.
One City, Two Teams
By Nick Graeber-Browne
Queanbeyan is a city located just outside of the Australian Capital Territory in the South East Region of New South Wales. The sports mad city is home to two Football Clubs, both of whom are competing in this year’s Kanga Cup. Rivals Queanbeyan City FC and Monaro Panthers FC. have had many intense battles over the years.
Queanbeyan City was founded in 1966 and don red and black colours, whilst Monaro Panthers was founded in 1967, with their players wearing green and black.
In this year’s edition of the tournament, Monaro has entered a massive nine teams, with their youngest three sides competing in the U10s Male Shield, right through to their oldest side in the U/18’s Male Cup. Queanbeyan however, has entered a lone side in the U/18’s Male Cup.
With the two clubs fielding a side in the U/18’s Cup, today’s match up between the sides was sure to be a fine spectacle.
On a Canberra Winter day at South.Point Calwell Playing Fields both sides did battle in the 2018 Kanga Cup.
Both sides had opportunities early yet could not convert, with both sets of players initially playing a high intensity match. With victory and bragging rights on the line they pushed each other for the duration of the match; however both goalkeepers stood tall and kept their opponents at bay.
In the dying moments of the game a 0-0 draw was on the horizon, but a late penalty awarded to Queanbeyan would turn the tie on its head. Lachlan Camm stepped up, and confidently dispatched the ball hard to the keeper’s left. 1-0 with essentially the last kick of the game.
Queanbeyan City takes bragging rights into the finals.