Shoot-out costs Darling Downs
THE dreaded penalty shoot-out cost the Darling Downs side a victory in yesterday's final of the Queensland Secondary Schoolboys 19 years and under football championships at C.F. White Oval, Stanthorpe.
Darling Downs went into the final with four wins from five games.
In the final, Northern led 1-0 before Warwick State High School student Matthew Carey did the lead-up work for the first Darling Downs goal by Toowoomba player Jake Jones.
Darling Downs scored the next goal to lead 2-1 at halftime before Northern equalised midway through the second half with a penalty.
At fulltime, the score was 2-all and the same after 10 minutes each way of extra time.
The game finished with Northern two players down due to red cards being issued.
In the penalty shoot-out, Darling Downs missed two shots to one by Northern.