Cougars labelled giant killers of state cup
TWO ground-breaking wins in two weeks have the Frenchville Sports Club Capricorn Cougars being labelled the giantkillers of the Football Queensland State Cup competition.
Now they want a new soccer title ? championship contenders.
The Cougars moved to the top of their group with an important 1-0 away victory against the Sunshine Coast on Saturday night.
A looping 65th-minute goal from in-form striker Kenny Robertson proved the decider in a hard-fought top-of-the-table showdown.
The result followed a commanding 5-0 win over Wide Bay and now the Cougars face another test at home this weekend against joint leaders Rochedale.
'We're happy for these teams to underestimate us, but they'll be in for a rude shock,' Cougars coach Justin Kilshaw said.
'I don't think anyone down there gave us a chance of knocking them over.'
The Cougars, Sunshine Coast and Rochedale sit on six points with two rounds remaining and are locked in a three-way battle for the group's two semi-final spots.
Kilshaw said his players would be ready for any challenge thrown at them in the final rounds ahead of Saturday night's crunch game at Rockhampton's Ryan Park.
Gladstone player Lee Veenhoven again played strongly while goalkeeper Roger Bailey, originally named to play, had to withdraw after suffering a groin injury midweek.