Berserker counts lucky stars in soccer clash

A DEBATABLE free-kick which resulted in a goal from Mitch Williams helped a lucky CQU Berserker to a 2-1 win against gutsy Central in Saturday night's Capricornia Soccer League first division clash at Sun Valley Park.

With the game headed towards a draw in the final stages, the linesman signalled to the referee a foul had been committed on a Central defender, but the referee reversed his decision, giving the free-kick to CQU Berserker.

Williams stepped up to slot home his second of the game to seal a very lucky win for the Bears.

The loss leaves Central bottom of the ladder, but they at the least deserved a point from the match.

However, it was their best performance of 2005, with Central playing the better soccer over the 90 minutes. Central coach Lyle Spvye was proud of his team's performance and said they were desperately unlucky not to have even won the match.

"I thought we were the better team on the night, our touches and general play throughout the match was outstanding,'' Spvye said.

Central's goal was scored by Adrian Rickard, while James Moodie and Dan Butler impressed Meanwhile, BITS had a tough night, copping a 11-0 belting from top team Frenchville at Ryan Park.

Frenchville spared no mercy on the Islanders who had five players back up from second division.

In Gladstone Soccer Federation fixtures, the Valleys first division and Clinton ladies sides remain the only unbeaten outfits after two rounds of competition.

Valleys' record was boosted after receiving a first round forfeit by Central White.

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