Bowen footballers played-out yet another hard fought co-ed soccer tournament this past weekend. Games ran all day Saturday, and audiences witnessed some spectacular battles.
By the end of the semi-finals on Sunday morning, we learned that Team Black (led by Gillian Drake and Lee Vincent) would meet Jason Campbell’s Team Pink in the final.
The afternoon sun was at full strength as they set to it. Pink surprised Black and scored early and looked like they would run away as they added two to their lead. Black doubled down and scored before the half where it sat at 3-1. Black closed the gap to 3-2 with a spectacular full field shot from Chris Wilson (playing goal keeper for Black) which arched over Mateusz Krukowski in the opposing net. Pink forced their way back to make it 4-2 and Black’s late rally brought the final score to 4-3 for Pink. Jason Campbell celebrates his sixth and final year in the league with a win with his teammates Mateusz Krukowski, Josie Huskisson, Colin Annable, Mimi Jones, Scott Stevenson, Wade Morrisette, and John Reid.
Clive and Kathleen Jones generously hosted the wrap up potluck party on Sunday evening.
The Bowen FC Co-ed League continues to provide an extremely positive focus for the soccer community on Bowen encouraging anyone age 16 and up to get involved. Prior soccer experience is not required.