2018 Grand Final Win

In a match that typified their clashes all season USQ FC have beaten Willowburn 3-3 (3-1 on penalties). 

Matches between the sides have been traditionally close this season and yesterday's grand final was no different. USQ FC took an early lead through Jacob Stoner in just the fifth minute and went on to dominate the opening exchanges of the match.

Willowburn however were able to hold on and went into the half-time break only down by 1.

"I thought we dominated the first half and were good for more than a goal." USQ FC coach Matt Proctor said. "But we just didn't come out of the sheds in the second - It took us 25 minutes to get into it."

Their failure to capitalise on half-chances proved costly with Willowburn drawing level after the break.

Spotting and opening at the near post Willowburn's Callum Hart steered home his side's leveller and in doing so kicked off a dramatic 0 unites.

Goals to Brodie Welch and Brayden Thrupp in the 55th and 56th minute turned the game on it's head and the Magpies were flying high at 3-1.

A man of the match performance from USQ FC keeper Matt Eilers kept his side on touch though.

Capitalising on a spill from Willowburn keeper Michael Need - ColinBall tucked home his shot to draw USQ within a goal.

Jedd Sugden then levelled the scores at 3-3 with five minutes remaining.

"The big fella (Matt Eilers) won it for us again."