THE Lions had the wood on the Beavers From Brazil in the Over-35s Football Tournament when they took out the grand final 3-0 at Rockhampton's Elizabeth Park.

On the third and final day of the tournament in which 12 teams from throughout Queensland competed for the annual over-35s honours, the Lions from Mackay finished off an undefeated run with a grand final victory over the Gladstone Beavers.

"They were a very strong side, and played the better soccer on the day...they controlled the ball really well and drew other teams into making mistakes," tournament organiser and Capricorn Codgers player Barney Caruana said after the weekend's carnival.

On Friday night and Saturday, teams played round-robin matches, which earned them a place in either the Super Six, or Sloppy Six playoffs on Sunday.

The Capricorn Codgers finished on top of the Super Six table on seven points with two wins and a draw, followed by the Beavers and Lions going on goal difference. Last year's tournament champions Ethorne Masters, Sunny Boys and Renegades rounded off the Super Six.


"The Lions ran over the top of us in the semis and we slipped out of grand final contention," Caruana said.

Meanwhile, in the Sloppy Six, Cap Coast and Wanderers contested a final on Sunday. Cap Coast beat Wanderers 4-3.

Caruana said all the teams had praised the event, Berserker Football Club facilities and the quality refereeing.

"It was a big weekend, and all the teams had a great time which was the main aim," he said.

Next year's carnival would probably be in Mackay at Wanderers Football Club.


Super Six grand final: Lions 3 def Beavers From Brazil 0; Sloppy Six grand final: Cap Coast 4 def Wanderers 3.

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