Words & Image: Michael Flynn
Gold Coast City Women Coach Dave Thompson was pragmatic after his side’s clash with Souths United was abandoned due to a power failure on Saturday night.
With the fixture approaching the half hour mark the Brisbane venue went dark due to an electricity issue that affected part of the local grid.
Match officials abandoned the fixture after advice that power could not be restored promptly.
The match was scoreless and evenly poised at the time, with City fighting their way back into the match after absorbing early pressure from the hosts.
Thompson said he was pleased with the way the contest was progressing before the lights failed.
“I thought we were in the game. The girls started off quite well and once we settled down I thought we were coming into the game quite nicely,” he said.
He also found positives out of the situation, saying his side will be even better prepared for the eventual reschedule.
“I’ve got a good bunch of girls and they know these things happen. But it gives a chance to get at them again. Now we’ve seen them we can practice a few things for next time.”
He also said the outage may even be a blessing in disguise ahead of next week’s home clash with league-leaders Peninsula Power.
“We played at match intensity for thirty minutes, so it’s like getting an extra training session in really. So you can’t complain about that,” Thompson concluded.
Under competition rules, the match will now be rescheduled for later in the season by Football Queensland.
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s Queensland 2017 – Round 6
Saturday, May 6
Souths United FC v Gold Coast United FC
Wakerley Park, Brisbane
Match abandoned due to lighting failure