Two cham­pi­onship ti­tles are a first for Black­wood United

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport -

BLACK­WOOD United Foot­ball Club cel­e­brated its most suc­cess­ful South West Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion sea­son ever af­ter both se­nior teams fin­ished as cham­pi­ons in their di­vi­sions on Oc­to­ber 15.

The women’s team also won the South West Cup and fin­ished as run­ners-up in the Pioneer Cup.

Black­wood United’s men’s team went into their fi­nal match of the sea­son need­ing a win or a draw to fin­ish above Mar­garet River and take the Di­vi­sion 1 league ti­tle.

They fin­ished with a 5-2 win over Bun­bury United FC and locked in Black­wood’s first ever men’s ti­tle.

The Black­wood women had a stel­lar sea­son fin­ish­ing 10 points clear of their near­est ri­vals and won a thrilling cup fi­nal against Hay Park 2-1.

The women were un­lucky not to come away with a dou­ble Cup win af­ter los­ing the Pioneer Cup fi­nal to Ea­ton-Dar­danup.

The club col­lected their tro­phies at the an­nual South West awards night on Oc­to­ber 4 with 16year-old Skye Dal­ton also re­ceiv­ing the golden boot for the women’s re­serve league for scor­ing more than 70 goals for the sea­son and Daniel Parkin­son and Sue En­gle (women’s re­serves) re­ceived as­so­ci­a­tion goal­keep­ing awards.

Black­wood United FC play­ers and com­mit­tee mem­bers were over­joyed that such a small club had been able to achieve such suc­cess and thank­ful to ev­ery­one in­volved in­clud­ing sup­port­ers, fam­i­lies and vol­un­teers who made it hap­pen.

Any­one in­ter­ested in play­ing for Black­wood United in 2018 is wel­come at the Balin­gup Recre­ation Park on Novem­ber 4 when Black­wood United will hold its ma­jor fundraiser, the an­nual Black­wood Se­nior 5-aside Car­ni­val.

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