Yaralla shattered by decision

DISBELIEF and disappointment infiltrated Yaralla’s Thursday night training session when they were informed they would no longer be contesting the first division finals series.

Football Central Queensland’s decision to reverse Central FC’s points deduction has left Yaralla, who had been told that they would play Valleys tomorrow in the minor semi final, in fifth place and out of contention.

“Our guys, from being told that we were in the finals and guys changing work shifts and things like that for this weekend, to have the decision reversed at this late stage, they’re pretty shattered about that,” Yaralla coach Warren Wales said.

“Disbelief would probably be the ultimate thing, disbelief at how one thing can get said then another thing at such a late stage.

“It’s no fault of the federation but ... to just go above them doesn’t give a lot of confidence for the federation and for decisions that might be made in the future.”

Wales said that the devastatingly abrupt end to Yaralla’s revived season would only fuel the Reds’ fire for next year.

“A few determined comments were made about what might happen next season; we’ve had motivation before but I think this has put us over the top.

“Life goes on, but for the guys who cancelled work and trips away I can’t say sorry enough to those blokes.”

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