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Buyer nabs big block in small suburb

first_imgThe home at 5 Roxby Street, Gordon Park.BIG  blocks in the tiny suburb of Gordon Park are so rare that it’s no surprise a post-war home on a huge 1181sq m was recently snapped up prior to auction.The property at 5 Roxby St was offered to the market for the first time in its history, and sold for $900,000 to a Brisbane family.Agent Holly Bowden, from Ray White Wilston, said it attracted six offers before auction day.“We had one buyer who couldn’t attend but was desperate to secure it, so I worked with him to get to that figure,” Ms Bowden said.The property is in a private cul-de-sac just around the corner from Kedron Brook and just 6km from the CBD.The three-bedroom family home had been well maintained but is in need of a renovation.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Ms Bowden said the buyer planned to demolish the existing 1959 house and rebuild.She said properties in Gordon Park were tightly held but in high demand.“Families are gravitating to the area because of the schools,” she said. “And it’s so close to Wilston but more affordable.”A two-bedroom house in the suburb, in need of some TLC, recently sold above the reserve price at auction.The 1930s Queenslander on 506sq m at 50 Goulburn St sold under the hammer for $768,000.Garry Jones from McGrath Estate Agents Wilston marketed the property. Gordon Park is Brisbane’s smallest suburb and has an existing median house price of $760,000.last_img read more

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UNDER-17 AFCON: Guinea Edges Eaglets 10-9 on Penalties to Reach Final

first_imgGuinea and Nigeria battled out a scoreless 90 minutes in the first semi final of the 13th Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania, before a marathon penalty shoot-out that ended when Ogaga Oduko heaved his effort sky-high to send the Junior Syli Nationale into Sunday’s final.Characteristically, the Eaglets Class of 2019 fluffed gilt-edged opportunities that would have long settled the encounter before the end of regulation time, and paid dearly in the lottery of penalty kicks as they would be battling for the bronze instead of the gold medals.Forward Wisdom Ubani should have done better with two opportunities in the first half, but he delayed his decision each time and the chances went away. Guinea came close through Bah Algassime and Toure Momo but also could not utilize the openings. Golden Eaglets Seven minutes into the second half, Ubani fluffed another golden opportunity when it appeared easier to put the ball in the net, and three minutes later, Fawaz Abdullahi’s dipping shot flew narrowly over the sticks.On the hour, Algassime rocked goalkeeper Sunday Stephen’s upright from long range, and Toure Alya came close in the 66th minute as he hit the bar from a corner. In the 72nd minute, Ubani was clever to create an opening for himself, only to waste the same.Three minutes later, with goalkeeper Camara Sekou wrong-footed, Ubani’s 25 –yard free kick was deflected and kissed the crossbar. Fawaz Abdullahi and Ogaga Oduko had chances later on, but the two teams would only be separated by sudden death penalties.Bangoura Alya, Toure Alya, Conte Aboubacar, Bangoura Sekou, Keita Ahmed, Bangoura Mahmoud, Bah Algassime, Fofana Ibrahima, Dado Ibrahima and Soumah Mohamed made no mistake from the spot, while Nigeria’s Ogaga Oduko lost his kick after Ibraheem Jabaar, David Ishaya, Olakunle Olusegun, Clement Ikenna, Olatomi Olaniyan, Shedrack Tanko, Fawaz Abdullahi, Wisdom Ubani and Samson Tijani had scored.The result means Nigeria, already with a ticket to the FIFA U17 World Cup finals holding in Brazil later this year, will battle for the third place at this tournament on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more