Devils fall on big stage

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport - SOCCER By CAM POT­TER

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...

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