Den­nis savours stint at Savoys SOC­CER By JUSTIN JEN­VEY

Myrtleford Times - - Sport -

WILL Den­nis couldn’t have signed off on his two-year stint at Myrtleford in any bet­ter style.

Just days after win­ning this year’s Star Player award the English­man put the ic­ing on the cake with the game-clinch­ing goal in Sun­day’s Cup fi­nal.

The match was the mid­fielder’s last for the Savoys be­fore he heads home next month.

His vic­tory over Wan­garatta’s Adam Burchell to col­lect the com­pe­ti­tion’s top in­di­vid­ual hon­our was Myrtleford’s se­cond con­sec­u­tive Star Player award after co-coach Matt Park won in 2016.

Den­nis said he had loved his re­turn to soc­cer after not play­ing for nearly five years.

“It’s been an un­real year, I’ve got noth­ing else to win,” he joked after Sun­day’s Cup win.

“It was a pretty spe­cial week and an un­real two years at Myrtleford, I couldn’t have asked to play with a bet­ter group.”

Co-coach Jay­den Vescio said Den­nis had el­e­vated his game this sea­son while also tak­ing on more re­spon­si­bil­ity.

“No one put any at­ten­tion into him all year and then he goes on to win Star Player,” he said.

“At half­time we asked the boys to take a bit more re­spon­si­bil­ity on the ball and Will put his hand up like he has all sea­son.

“He de­mands the ball and in the se­cond half I thought he con­trolled the game, every­thing went through him and when you can win the mid­field you’ve got half a chance.”

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