Dennis savours stint at Savoys SOCCER By JUSTIN JENVEY
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.”