Coolum and Kawana slug it out

Encounters between Coolum and Kawana soccer clubs are always intense affairs and when the Coolum under-15s failed to capitalise on a couple of early opportunities, Kawana took the lead through a great cross and far post finish that gave the keeper no chance.

Coolum equalised when Grant Daley made a jinking run through the midfield and delivered a perfect through ball for Aaron Boshammer, who chipped past the keeper with a beautifully weighted shot.

Kawana went in front with a long shot, but Coolum again tied it up almost immediately.

Mattie Hynes won the ball from the opposition on the wing and sent a perfect pass forward to Aaron, who rounded the defence and crossed to Carlos Nery, who smashed home a wonderful left-foot goal.

Two-all at the break and the game continued to be fiery in the second half, with Kawana given one yellow card and lucky to escape more, after some rough play.

Aaron was given a penalty when he was brought down in the box and Tomo Calland stepped up to send a scorching shot wide of the keeper to put Coolum ahead.

Unfortunately, Kawana had the last say when they were given a penalty for handball.

Christian Neeve’s reflexes were spot on and he managed to get his hands to the kick, but it was too well struck and the game finished at 3-all.

The Coolum boys created a number of chances and will feel that they can go one better against Kawana next time.

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