ON THE BALL: Keeper Andrea Kruger in the Queensland carnival final between Ipswich and Townsville.
ON THE BALL: Keeper Andrea Kruger in the Queensland carnival final between Ipswich and Townsville. David Nielsen

For openers, home side set up win in fine style

IN THE final of the senior women's state vigoro carnival yesterday, Ipswich players wore purple arm bands of solidarity for the Fassifern team.

Fassifern missed out on the final despite going through unbeaten.

Their only short-coming was failing to win any of their games outright.

"I really feel for Fassifern," Ipswich captain Deanne Lawrie said.

"They didn't quite get the points system the way they would have wanted it."

It was a bitter pill to swallow but the Fassifern women remained to cheer Ipswich on in the final.

"Obviously we were gutted," Fassifern player Michelle Cornwall said.

"We're proud of the fact we went through undefeated but disappointed we didn't get a chance in the final."

Looking back, the Fassifern players were left to rue the end of their match against Cairns when they were only one wicket away from outright victory.

It made the difference between making the final and missing out.



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