Nickol 4 un­beaten af­ter nil-all draw

Pilbara News - - Sport - Greg Emms

■ Nickol 4 have ended the un­der-13s ju­nior soc­cer sea­son un­de­feated on top of the ta­ble with a nil-all draw against sec­ond-placed Nickol 3.

The last round of the home and away sea­son for the un­der-13s and 18s Kar­ratha Dis­trict Ju­nior Soc­cer com­pe­ti­tion took place on Satur­day and there were a num­ber of high-qual­ity matches played.

The top of the ta­ble clash was a tight af­fair through­out the match. The end re­sult was a draw. In the sec­ond game of the morn­ing, Salt played Wick­ham and ran out com­fort­able 8-nil win­ners.

The last game of the morn­ing saw Glory play Nickol 1.

There was noth­ing be­tween the two teams at half-time but an er­rant pass saw Nickol 1 put the first of their two goals into the net to take the win de­spite Glory fight­ing to the end.

In the af­ter­noon match, Nickol 2 took on Dampier at Dampier.

Nickol 2 made the best of the strong wind to run out 8-nil win­ners and hold down third spot.

In the un­der-18s age group the early game saw Nickol 1 face Dampier at Dampier.

De­spite the blus­tery con­di­tions, Nickol 1 took a good lead into half­time and went on to ex­tend their lead early in the sec­ond half. The game then turned and Dampier fought their way back to draw the match 5-all at the death.

The two grand fi­nal­ists Glory and Salt met in the last home and away match of the sea­son and again it was an ex­cit­ing game of soc­cer un­til the end.

De­spite dom­i­nat­ing the first half, Salt took the nar­row­est of leads into the half-time break.

In the sec­ond half, Glory started to have more of the play but left it un­til the last few min­utes of the match to score the equaliser and hold off a de­ter­mined Salt out­fit for a 1-all draw.

The un­der-13s fi­nals kick off this Satur­day from 3pm fol­lowed by the un­der-18s at 6.30pm.

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