by Brian Stockwell
BOTH the Noosa Lions FC and the Breast Cancer Foundation are smiling after the week-end's Pink Sports Day fundraiser.
Club members and visitors all pitched in to raise over $2200 for the charity.
The festivities didn't reduce the on-field competition, which started with a 1v2 match in the U12 girls. The Noosa girls, under coach Gel Petit, have improved every game and produced a high quality 50 minutes to keep their top spot on the ladder, beating Buderim 2-0.
Festooned with pink top knots and more the U13/2 boys were in an entertaining mood and their win sealed the premiership, with a few fixtures to go.
The two Premier Men games were against the most improved sides in the competition from Beewah Glasshouse.
Traditionally vying for the wooden spoon at this time of the year the Beegees Premier Men are firmly in fourth spot on the ladder.
The injection of youth into the squad has given them the ability to compete for a full 90 minutes, something the Lions Reserve Grade side discovered the hard way, going down 3-2.
The Premier Men had most of the running in the first half but were locked in a scoreless draw for much of it.
Andre Jancevski, now travelling Europe, squeezed one more game and one more ball into the back of the net before he left.
While Beegees failed to have a shot on goal in the second half their energy in defence kept the Lions on edge until the final
Noosa hanging on to the top of the ladder on goal difference winning 1-0.
With an impressive 13 goals in his shortened season, Jancevski was chaired off the field by his teammates.
The club is inviting all past players, committee members, life members, patrons and supporters to NLFC over the last 40 plus years to our last home game of the season.
The Saturday, August 5 top of the table clash at home against Kawana is likely to decide the premiership in the top comp.