The Intermediate Boys Soccer Team were left lamenting a rotten bit of luck as a James Brown shot deflected of a post to deny them passage to the next round of the school soccer.
The lads enjoyed a bright start to the day with a win over St. Josephs thanks to a Connor Brown shot which the St. Joseph’s keeper forgot to bend down to stop. They went to the next match against St. Marys, Nathalia, full of confidence and created opportunities to score but on a rare attack St. Marys conjured a goal from a corner thanks to Jakob forgetting for a moment he was playing the round ball game and ‘catching’ the ball in the goal mouth to concede a penalty. They then scored a second after a goal mouth scramble ended in a headed goal. Skipper James then went on personal mission to win the game and nearly succeeded after scoring a terrific individual goal he nearly netted another only to see the post agonizingly deny him his just reward … rats!!
A scoring spree followed in the game against Kyabram with a ‘visionary’ pass from Tom H. picking our Trent for his first, whilst Connor(2) and James(4) shared the other 6! In the final match we drew 1 – 1 with St. Augustine’s after peppering the goalmouth and being by some distance the better team, but, alas, in soccer, that does not always mean a win will follow?
There were some standout performances from new and experienced players alike. Asher and James O. were excellent at the back, ably supported by Ryan and Riley F. whilst Trent and Tre never stopped running with Jesse contributing everything but a goal ‘up front’. Connor tried a few tricks but often forgot the ball and brother James was truly outstanding for most of our matches. Special mention to Kane who seemed to really like the opposition goalies as he was keen to give the ball straight to them on more than one occasion and to Riley in our goal for taking on a thankless task and doing a good job!

MVP = James Brown                                                                                                      Coach: Stewart Cheal