WINNERS: Nanango's division one won the Evolution Solar Football League President's Cup last Saturday for the first time in more than two decades. Photo Contributed
WINNERS: Nanango's division one won the Evolution Solar Football League President's Cup last Saturday for the first time in more than two decades. Photo Contributed Contributed

President's Cup goes to Nanango

NANANGO won the President's Cup for the first time in more than 20 years during the Evolution Solar Football League match last Saturday.

Nanango have not won the President's Cup since 1988 but were victorious in their clash against Kingaroy Gunners downing them 5-3.

Nanango coach Lauren Mangan said Gunners started the match strong with two early goals including one from a penalty kick.

"The game was quite heated at the beginning due to some early penalties, however it settled down after the referee awarded a yellow card," Mangan said.

Nanango was able to get through and scored a goal at the end of the first half to bring the half time score to 2-1 to Gunners.

Mangan said Nanango came out strong in the second half and within the first 10 minutes of the second half they managed to switch the momentum in their favour finding the back of the net two more times bringing the score to 3-2 to Nanango.

"The Nanango boys really deserved this win," she said. "They have been training hard since December 2011 and are determined to deliver results this season.

"It has been many years since the Nanango senior men's team have been competitive and the dedication shown by the boys this season is testament to their determination."

Nanango goal scorers were Justin Mangan, Brice Connolly, Matthew Halliday and Kieran Mangan.

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