The Under 15/16s Boonah Brumbies suffered a 4-0 loss to North Pine Baptist Pythons in their division one Queensland Christian Soccer Association clash on Saturday at Coronation Park but the side is still in the hunt for the premiership.
The scoreline did not reflect the intensity of the contest and the Boonah players should be proud of the way they persisted against what is undoubtedly a quality pythons outfit.
There was a number of close calls over the course of the game that didn’t fall the luckless Brumbies’ way.
Club representative Michael Henderson refused to blame the referee as he was not supported by linesmen.
Instead, he pointed to the importance of sideline officials in ensuring offside decisions are correctly adjudicated.
“You can’t referee a Division one under 16s game properly without linesmen,” he said.
Mr Henderson said thankfully, the loss to the pythons didn’t ruin the team’s finals chances and he urged the players to focus on what is in front of them.
“Congratulations on making the finals boys,” he said.
“Don’t let Saturday’s game get you down.
“Put it behind you and move on.”
He encouraged the players to stay positive over the next couple of weeks as they prepare to launch a finals ambush.
“Train hard together, support each other and focus on giving your best for yourself, your team, your coach, the club and the families and supporters who are there for you every week.,” Mr Henderson said.