Thrillers take cen­tre stage

Pilbara News - - PILBARA SPORT - Greg Emms

The lat­est round of the home-an­d­away sea­son of the Kar­ratha District Ju­nior Soc­cer com­pe­ti­tion was played on Satur­day.

In the 14s age group, de­spite the best ef­forts of the Salt players, Nickol 3 ran out com­fort­able win­ners in the first game.

In the sec­ond game, Wick­ham scored twice but Glory were the bet­ter team on the day.

The late game was the derby be­tween Nickol 2 and Nickol 1. Nickol 1 were able counter each time Nickol 2 scored and ran out the win­ners by the nar­row­est of mar­gins.

In the 18s age group, an un­der­strength Nickol 1 were no match for Glory in the early game.

In the sec­ond game, Nickol 2 scored three goals early in the first half to take a com­fort­able lead against Salt. The mo­men­tum of the game then swung, with Salt scor­ing twice be­fore half-time.

The sec­ond half was a tightly played af­fair with both teams hav­ing their chances to score but not be­ing able to con­vert.

With min­utes to go, Salt had a chance to draw level from a well­taken free kick from just out­side the penalty area.

Good work from the Nickol 2 keeper re­sulted in the shot be­ing de­flected on to the cross bar and then cleared. Nickol 2 ended up run­ning win­ners by a sin­gle goal.

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