Devils fall on big stage
ALBURY Wodonga Football Association season drew to a close yesterday and for the four Wangaratta City FC teams in the grand final it was the biggest stage of the year.
Unfortunately, no Devils sides won on the day.
In the under 11 girls, the Hotspurs came out firing and booted home five goals in the first half with the Devils managing just the one.
The teams fought out a scoreless second half but the game was over before halftime.
In the under 11 boys, it was a thriller for 90 minutes as the Devils took on Myrtleford Savoy for a third straight scoreless draw.
The Devils went down in a penalty shootout.
In the mixed under 12s match a goal in the final three minutes broke the Devils’ hearts after an awesome team performance against Melrose FC.
Adam Greaves was a standout as goalkeeper for the Devils in the 2-1 loss.
The under 13 girls lost 2-1, with the Wodonga Diamonds scoring a late goal to seal the match.
The girls couldn’t equalise in the final six minutes of the game.
The four teams were well supported by a black and red army of parents and supporters.
Despite the result Wangaratta City president Dean Campagna expressed his pride in his junior teams.
“The entire club is extremely proud of all your efforts,” Campagna said.
“You wore the red and black with pride and determination.”
In the senior men, Myrtleford defeated Cobram 2-nil to record the league and cup double.
GRAND FINAL ACTION: (Clockwise from top left) Bella Pasquali dribbles past her opponent; (inset) Beth Cope pressures her opponent; Alice O’Connor looks up the field; (inset) Mabel O’Keefe dashes up the field; Alex Brooks challenges Sam Crisp; Henry...