Bingera stay on track for perfection
FOOTBALL: Bingera's Madelyn McCracken still doesn't remember much from Saturday night against the United Warriors.
As her teammates won 4-2 to progress to the Wide Bay League final, McCracken was in hospital with concussion after an accident in the first half.
"I got hit on the right side of my face by the ball and it moved my jaw and knocked me out cold,” she said.
"I recall being conscious at times but when I came to I was at the base hospital in sports med.”
McCracken will be fine, but is a little sore.
"I feel pretty shocking to tell you the truth,” she said.
"I'm a bit tender now but I'm confident I'll be fine to play in the grand final.”
The injury to McCracken deterred a fine win for the Stripeys.
McCracken scored before she went off the ground to help set up a 3-1 lead early.
The Warriors fought back to make it 3-2 before a late goal to Maddison Kimber put the side on track for back-to-back titles.
"We felt really dominant early on and got the early goals,” McCracken said.
"The momentum shifted a little bit back to the Warriors after the goals but we were able to hold on.”
McCracken said controlling the momentum would be the key heading into the grand final.
"Over the past couple of weeks we've let our guard down a little bit,” she said.
"We want to get back to controlling the match for the full 80 minutes.
"We have to stop falling into complacency.”
The side will now take on either the United Warriors or the United Park Eagles who eliminated Brothers Aston Villa 2-0 on Friday.
The two sides will meet in the preliminary final this Saturday.