Pearlers upset Meatworks

Headshot of Carly Laden
Carly LadenBroome Advertiser
BLiga premiers FC Meatworks.
Camera IconBLiga premiers FC Meatworks. Credit: Broome Advertiser, Carly Laden

The 2018 BLiga season has come to an intense conclusion as FC Meatworks secured the title despite having their undefeated streak broken by the Pearlers.

In the final round of competition on Wednesday last week, the fierce rivalry between FC Meatworks and Pearlers came to a head.

Pearlers, determined to break FC Meatworks’ undefeated streak, were quick to snatch an early lead with five goals in the opening 20 minutes.

FC Meatworks, not willing to give up without a fight, hit back to score twice.

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Soon, the rivalry took precedence with a number of confrontations between players and even teammates. That was until an off-field medical scare concerning one of Pearlers’ younger players brought the opening half to an abrupt halt at 6-3.

In the second half FC Meatworks ramped up the pressure on Pearlers. However, as both teams shored up their defences scoring became a struggle.

As Pearlers began to extended their lead, the hopes of FC Meatworks finishing the season undefeated became slimmer, leaving some players feeling deflated and frustrated.

Although FC Meatworks were able to narrow the margin at times, the Pearlers were just too strong, sealing the win 8-5.

Elsewhere, the match-up between Corinthians and Broome Town resulted in a forfeit.

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