Kar­ratha kings of ju­nior soc­cer champs

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

Kar­ratha and Dis­tricts Ju­nior Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion pulled off a clean sweep of the 2017 Pil­bara Soc­cer Cham­pi­onships last week­end. The Leisure­plex played host to the two-day com­pe­ti­tion fea­tur­ing teams from Kar­ratha, New­man and Port Hed­land.

Kar­ratha’s ju­nior soc­cer stars found the back of the net to sweep the field at the 2017 Pil­bara Soc­cer Cham­pi­onships, held at the Leisure­plex last week­end.

Teams trav­elled from New­man and Port Hed­land to com­pete in the two-day com­pe­ti­tion, but it was the home side who rose to record vic­to­ries in ev­ery age group.

New­man played Kar­ratha in the un­der-17s fi­nal, and some strong de­fence and out­stand­ing goal­keep­ing kept the scores at 0-0.

As play­ers tired, the game opened up and Kar­ratha’s for­wards took ad­van­tage, slot­ting three goals to win 3-0.

It was a goalfest in the un­der-13s fi­nal be­tween Kar­ratha and Port Hed­land.

Kar­ratha’s mid­field proved ag­ile, feed­ing plenty of ball for­ward to help their team to a 10-2 win.

Kar­ratha’s un­der-11s had a tough scrap against Port Hed­land, but a late goal to Braiden Ir­win sealed the game 2-0 in the home side’s favour.

And in the un­der-9s, Kar­ratha and Port Hed­land played an ex­cit­ing end-to-end game, which saw the home team pre­vail 3-1.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

Char­lie Srisukkham lobs the ball over Cal­lum Lawler in the un­der-9s Kar­ratha v Hed­land game.

Braiden Ir­win, 11, kicks a goal to seal Kar­ratha’s win in the un­der-11s.

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