League Cup win for Savoy ju­niors

Myrtleford Times - - Sport -

job they didn’t dis­ap­point.

A spe­cial men­tion also goes to Harry Showers who came ready to play but a nig­gling in­jury pre­vented him from get­ting on the park, how­ever, he cheered on his team­mates all game long.

Lachy Mac­Gowan went close to scor­ing a win­ner in the dy­ing minute of the last half but he couldn’t beat Wan­garatta’s goal­keeper in a one-on-one.

With the match go­ing to penal­ties Zane Var­danega and Char­lie Ben­son were the two Myrtleford play­ers to hold their nerve in front of goal while George Whit­ford pulled off three cru­cial saves.

Coach Rob Caponec­chia said the Cup win was a fan­tas­tic re­ward for his play­ers after a great sea­son.

“It was a nail bit­ing game that’s for sure,” he said.

“You can imag­ine how ner­vous and ex­cited 16 lit­tle kids were ahead of the game, they all just wanted to win what they had been aim­ing for all sea­son.

“They did a great job up to half­time and with the way the game was play­ing out we just told them the team that makes the least num­ber of mis­takes will win.

“The kids played their hearts out in the se­cond half, if the ball man­aged to get into Wang’s half it was soon forced back up the ground.

“They also showed off some tech­ni­cal pass­ing and com­bi­na­tions that would make any coach proud.

“To win in a penalty shootout and take some sil­ver­ware back to the club was a big thrill for all the kids.”

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