TEAM HUDDLE: South Burnett players.
TEAM HUDDLE: South Burnett players. Contributed

United sends strong message with reserve-grade debut

SOCCER: In their first game in the Toowoomba reserve grade competition South Burnett United have sent a strong message to the other teams in the competition, they are not there to simply make up the numbers.

The South Burnett boys defeated USQ nine goals to one on Saturday, in their second game as a team, following their convincing win last weekend in a friendly against Chinchilla.

Last season USQ were undefeated in the regular competition and lost the grand final in a penalty shoot out.

Manager of the team Troy Schultz said the players put in an impressive performance as a team.

"We have sent a pretty strong message to the other teams that we are the early season front runners,” he said.

"It was our first real competition game as a team and we were down two of our first team players.

The score was two nil at half time before the South Burnett scored seven goals that went unanswered.

"We controlled the game from start to finished and other than a few wayward passes I think it is a good sign going into the season and I think it should be quite a successful one,” Schultz said.

The team showed that they have depth rather than being a one man team.

"We had four goal scorers so it wasn't won fella scoring all the goals,” Shultz said.

Schultz believes the team will go from strength to strength.

"I think moving forward our combinations will strengthen up and we will get more fitness,” he said.

"The wayward passes were because we were tired and when the legs get tired that happens.”

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