Hervey Bay football clubs battle to avoid dreaded spoon

FOOTBALL: The dreaded wooden spoon will be on the line when the Wide Bay Premier League's final round of the regular season kicks off.

United Warriors and KSS Jets are locked at the wrong end of the table, with one win and two draws each.

They have experienced similar seasons, using similarly young and inexperienced squads after a number of senior players opted to test themselves in the Football Queensland Premier League with Wide Bay Buccaneers.

The battle to avoid the spoon will take place on two Wide Bay battlefields - and another Fraser Coast club will play a major role.

United Warriors face a tough task in the shape of finals-bound Brothers Aston Villa. The third-placed Bundaberg team will travel to Hervey Bay Sports Club on the hunt for form and momentum, and a win against lowly United will give them another confidence boost ahead of the knockout stages.

The Jets will travel to Maryborough Cricket Club to take on Sunbury. The Blues are currently sixth on the table, but could drop to seventh if other results go against them.

Sunbury, the home of the competition's second-highest goal-scorer Anthony Mollee, is desperate to end what was a promising season on a high and thank fans with their first win since June 30.

Doon Villa travel to Bundaberg to face United Park Eagles, while Bingera takes on Across The Waves. All games kick off at 6pm.