Warwick’s Welsh cohort seeks second finals shot
FOOTBALL: Four Warwick players are eyeing off a second successive finals appearance for Blackstone Welsh, Ipswich, in the Queensland Christian Soccer Association.
Bruce Greenaway, Derek Kane, Bill Manwaring and Peter Darton won an over-40 years Division 2 premiership last season and are in a team that has been promoted to Division 1 this season.
Warwick pair Steve Gray and John Maiore have joined the team this season to take the Warwick numbers to six.
Blackstone Welsh will play its last fixture game of the season on Friday night, but the result will have no influence of final places.
"We have already qualified for the minor semi-final," Darton said.
"Steve and John have replaced two key midfielders who are playing in another grade so they can play with their own sons."
Not only have the Warwick players boosted numbers and ability, Gray captains the team on most occasion even if it is spread around a little. Darton is manager.
"I am confident we will beat Logan in the minor semi-final and will then face a tough task in the preliminary final," Darton said.
"We all look forward to the trip. It is a good social outing with football attached."
Half of the team is over 50 with Manwaring and Darton the oldest of the Warwick contingent.
Once the QCSA competition is over, all six from Warwick will be part of a seven-a-side over-35 competition at Stanthorpe.
More over-35s are welcome to play with the Warwick summer team and can email firstname.lastname@example.org