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Football player gets married in the morning, wins NPL Queensland semi-final in the evening


For most people, the last thing that should be on your mind on your wedding day would be playing football.

Yet that’s exactly what Lions FC goalkeeper Luke Borean had to deal with on Saturday, when he suited up in goal for Lions in the second-tier National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland semi-final, just hours after tying the knot.

The Boreans arrived at the ground in a Ferrari — with Luke still wearing his wedding suit and his new wife Ellen still in her wedding dress.

The scheduling nightmare arose as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, which meant the NPL season was pushed into what would normally be the off-season.

Luke Borean looks over to the right of the screen, wearing a purple goalkeeper kit
Luke Borean has played with Lions for the past four seasons.(AQUA [PD]/Lions FC: Ian Judd)

When Lions qualified for the finals, coaching staff initially thought they would be without their star keeper, who had kept nine clean sheets over the course of the 24 matches this season.

However, Borean — and his incredibly understanding new wife — decided they could do both.

Borean even pulled off a spectacular save to keep his side in the ascendancy during the 4-1 victory.

Lions coach Darren Sime said Borean told him the week before that he would be alright to play.

“I had to ask him a couple of times to confirm,” Sime said.

“He turned up, fairly nonchalantly, at training on the Tuesday and I said I’d need him to help prepare [reserve keeper] Ryan Murphy for the match.

“Obviously the club would never, ever stand in the way of a player’s wedding, you have to celebrate those moments.

“But they chose to celebrate that moment with us, which we’re really thankful for.”

Luke Borean stands with his arms wide apart as players run towards him
Luke Borean kept nine clean sheets in the 2020 NPL season.(AQUA [PD]/Lions FC: Ian Judd)

Sime said the rest of the team were “stunned” that he still turned up to play, but were genuinely moved that he had done so.

“There were definitely some open mouths — they were genuinely shocked,” Sime said.

“We had a chat in the dressing room before the game about it, and there was some genuine love there for what Luke and Ellen had done.

Although it was certainly an unconventional way to celebrate your wedding, the 4-1 victory for Lions ensured that the night ended on a high note — and a trip to the grand final next week, where they’ll take on either Olympic or last year’s champions, Gold Coast Knights.

To those saying that the new Ms Borean is a keeper, well, they’d be right.

She also plays in goal, lining up for Souths United in the NPL Queensland Women’s competition.



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Sydney forecast to see coldest morning for two years


Sydney could be about to experience its coldest start for two years on Wednesday morning with the mercury set to fall to just 6C in the CBD and as low as -1C in the city’s west and south west.

Frost will be widespread across much of New South Wales, southern Queensland and northern Victoria as winter does its bets to make its presence felt days before it exits stage left

However, it’s the cool before the warm, with a surge of heat heading towards Australia’s east and south east as the week progresses.

“Light winds will continue to dominate over the south east which means widespread below average temperatures,” said Sky News Weather Meteorologist Alison Osborne.

“New South Wales could easily see the coldest morning of the year so far while Sydney could shiver through its coldest night in two years.”

A low of 6C at Observatory Hill, near the Harbour, could sink to just 1C in Parramatta and as low as -1C in Richmond and Campbelltown at dawn on Wednesday.

Dubbo, Wagga and Griffith could all see temperature below 0C; in Armidale and Canberra expect -4C in the morning.

The following burst of warmth will likely see the mercury rocket in Sydney, from a maximum of 18C on Wednesday to 26C on Sunday.

Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra could also see temperatures rise as the week progresses. But it will be a brief bump for Tasmania where a cold front will send the numbers right back down again. In Perth, a settled week of pleasant winter weather and cold mornings.

“As the maximum temperatures climb, the minimum temperatures (around dawn) will drop thanks to those clear skies and light winds. Many areas will be close to or well below freezing particularly on the ranges,” said Sky News Weather Chief Meteorologist Tom Saunders.

“We have some record winter heat in northern parts of Western Australia and as winds blow clockwise around highs, so the warm weather will be drawn across the south eastern states.”

In parts of the north of WA temperatures are 12C above average.

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WEATHER AROUND THE STATES
For Melbourne, a high of 15C on Wednesday will rise to 19C on a sunny Saturday but could drop back into the mid-teens on Sunday. Colder mornings earlier in the week of just 5C rising towards the weekend. Showers possible on Thursday.

Similarly chilly in Canberra. On Wednesday it’s likely to reach just 13C with a bone chilling -4C on Wednesday morning. But come Sunday it will be a sunny 18C with dawn starts of 6C. Frost will be a feature up to Thursday. Clear skies means no rain.

Dry in Sydney too this week with 18C reached on Wednesday afternoon. The 20C barrier should be passed on Thursday with 25C on Sunday but then a drop to 20C by Tuesday. Nights will still be cold, though, bottoming out in the single digits and below zero away from the coast.

Adelaide will see 19C on Wednesday and then 23C on Saturday. Like Melbourne, it’s a bit of a see saw with the mercury back to 17C on Sunday. A 7C start on Wednesday.

A cold front will keep it wintry in Hobart with a high of 14C on Wednesday and not much warmer for the rest of the week. A brief touch of heat on Saturday, when it will reach 19C, will rapidly fall to a maximum of 13C on Sunday. A low of 6C for the Tasmanian capital on Tuesday and then 7C for much of the rest of the week.

Temperatures will inch up in a mostly sunny Brisbane from 21C on Wednesday to 26C on Friday with lows hovering around the 10C mark.

Scorching in northern WA. Fitzroy Crossing is likely to see 38C all week although overnight it will only reach the mid-teens. Cooler on the coast, but only by a touch, with 31-36C at Port Hedland. It’s that heat that will be heading towards the south east.

Much more manageable in Perth with 3pm maximums of around 20C – possibly up to 25C on Thursday. Lows should be around 10C.

Very hot in Darwin. The Top End city is looking at 36C on Thursday and 34C on the weekend. Cooler at night though with temperatures falling to only 20C on Tuesday morning.



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Markets Live, Tuesday 16 June, 2020 – The Sydney Morning Herald


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Markets Live, Wednesday 10 June, 2020 – The Sydney Morning Herald


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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 5.4 million, Australian death toll stands at 102 – The Sydney Morning Herald


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Coronavirus updates LIVE: JobKeeper extension urged after ‘error’ as global COVID-19 cases surpass 5.2 million, Australian death toll stands at 102 – The Sydney Morning Herald



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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Donald Trump accuses China of ‘mass worldwide killing’ as global COVID-19 cases surpass 5 million, Australian death toll stands at 100 – The Sydney Morning Herald



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Markets Live, Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 – The Sydney Morning Herald


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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison aims for full reopening of Australian economy by July, global COVID-19 cases surpass 3.9 million as Australian death toll stands at 97 – The Sydney Morning Herald



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