News

Chinchilla Suns lick their wounds following defeat

DEFEATED: The Chinchilla Suns are recovering from defeat after losing to Highfields at the weekend.
DEFEATED: The Chinchilla Suns are recovering from defeat after losing to Highfields at the weekend.

THE Chinchilla Suns are licking their wounds after being defeated by the Highfields Lions following a hard-fought game in Toowoomba at the weekend.

The Suns reigned supreme over Highfields the last time the teams faced off but remained on guard at the weekend as they went into battle a new line-up of Lions players.

What started as a great day for football, and for the Suns, quickly took a turn for the worse as rain set in at the lead up to halftime. The Suns hit the scoreboard first and went on to kick the opening five goals of the match but were slowly brought back to earth when Highfields hit the lead by two points at half time.

Conditions deteriorated along with the Sun's game. The field was a mud bath by the third quarter, calling for a different style of play and new approach from the Suns. The majority of the match was closely contended but a 10 minute lapse in the run into halftime cost the Suns what would of been a great away win.

Their effort was outstanding in weather conditions they had yet to face this season, Suns coach Jay Paget said.

This weekend the Suns are set to clash with the Dalby Swans at their home ground in Dalby for the Travis Mitchell Cup, the second of three encounters for the season.

Paget said the Suns will give their all to bring the cup home.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Illoura staff run ragged as residents wait for basic assistance

The Chinchilla News revealed the huge staffing cuts at Illoura earlier this month.

Some residents are waiting more than half an hour for basic care

Youth hub reopens with new lease on life

BRIGHT FUTURE: Former Chinchilla resident Laura May works for Youth Insearch in Sydney.

Western Downs Youth Hub reopens

The Hart of Australia

WHO'S WHO: Chinchilla's Jodie Hart has been honoured with an entry in the 12th edition of Who's Who of Australian Women.

Our Jody immortalised in book

Local Partners

Rat gets zapped, 1850 people lose power

A TINY rodent's foray into a substation caused 1850 customers to lose power last night.

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Tables turn as rescue crew takes on gruelling mountain

EPIC CHALLENGE: Hundreds of runners will tackle the 4.2km run from the heart of Pomona to the top of Mt Cooroora and back on Sunday.

They are usually the people coming to the rescue of adventurers

VIDEO: Girls can feel safe at Splendour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay.

High visibility police will be among the crowd at all times

FINAL PHONE CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

ON THE night of August 30, 1997, a then-15-year-old Prince William and 12-year-old Prince Harry received a phone call from their mother Princess Diana.

OPINION: Splendour reached peak glitter

Courtney Smoulden and Dylan Barker sporting some of the extensive glitter available at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

2017 is, officially, the year of Splendour in the Glitter

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

Karl poses for Stellar’s July 23 issue. Picture: Steven Chee Source:Stellar Magazine

Stefanovic on his marriage breakdown, new girlfriend

What's on the small screen this week

Matty J and Osher Gunsberg in a scene from The Bachelor.

WINNERS will be crowned on MasterChef and Australian Ninja Warrior.

Beauty blogger’s horribly racist product review

Popular beauty blogger run off the internet for racist comment

Outrage as Ninja Warrior cuts Australia's fittest man

Adelaide’s James Newbury was mysteriously cut from the Ninja Warrior broadcast.

Australia's fittest man wasn’t good enough for Ninja Warrior.

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Townhouses planned for Nicklin Way site

CBRE's Brendan Robins and Rem Rafter on site at Wurtulla.

Prime 1.5ha Sunshine Coast property set for town homes development

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!