CQ girls wait on selection



CENTRAL Queensland under-16 girls footballers are sweating on State team announcements in Brisbane today.

The CQ team missed a start in today's final after last night's 3-0 semi-final loss to Brisbane Red.

The team beat Wide Bay 2-0 in their final round-robin match with Nerimbera Currawongs player Kajal Tighe scoring both goals.

CQ had to play without defender Lydia Withers (Nerimbera Magpies) yesterday after she was forced off the field with an ankle and lower leg injury in Monday night's game.

It was a further unwanted injury blow for the CQ girls after they lost their main strike weapon, Yeppoon's Annah PiggotMcKeller in Sunday's play.

Piggot-McKeller, a prolific scorer in the Rockhampton senior women's competition, is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks with a knee injury.

Coach Dennis Jeffries, of Rockhampton, could not fault his team's performance finishing fourth from 10 teams.

"They did the best they possibly could,'' Jeffries said.

"I was impressed with the way they played football and, truthfully, were probably the best football side here outside the Gold Goast under-18 team.

"I'm over the top with how the girls played.''

Despite missing the under-16 final, which will feature Brisbane Red and Brisbane Blue today, Central Queensland will still have a presence.

Nerimbera Magpies player Vicki Edwards is lining up for Brisbane Blue in the title decider.



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