KNIGHTS FIN­ISH ON A HIGH

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - with Daniel Body­coat

WESTERN Knights Soc­cer Club played their last game of the 2014 State League Di­vi­sion 1 com­pe­ti­tion, beat­ing Dianella White Ea­gles SC 2-0 in round 22 at Dianella Re­serve.

The ground was in hor­rid con­di­tion, with sand cov­er­ing most of the pitch.

The weather also made it dif­fi­cult for the play­ers as the tem­per­a­ture was around 30C.

There were very few clear chances for both sides in the first half, but Ivan Zu­vela hit the cross­bar from a free kick that was miles out.

His driv­ing shot seemed des­tined for the back of the net.

The Knights dom­i­nated the first half, with Dianella only look­ing threat­en­ing on counter-at­tacks.

In the sec­ond half, Con­nor Thurston took a free kick on the half­way line.

The Dianella keeper com­pletely mis­read the play and the ball floated into the back of the net.

A dis­as­trous mis­take had put Western Knights in the lead.

In the fol­low­ing min­utes, Western Knights con­tin­ued to put the pres­sure on.

Mul­ti­ple at­tacks forced the keeper to make saves and the de­fence to clear the ball.

Another free kick caused trou­ble for Dianella as a num­ber of Knights play­ers had op­por­tu­ni­ties to score the sec­ond goal.

The Dianella de­fend­ers were re­ally un­der the pump.

Western Knights were able to get that elu­sive sec­ond goal.

It was a well-de­served goal for an ab­so­lute legend of the Western Knights Soc­cer Club.

Dave Anall, in his last game for the club, scored a qual­ity goal from a free kick.

The ball smashed against the cross­bar and bounced over the line.

It was a great goal and capped off a sen­sa­tional ca­reer.

The 2-0 vic­tory for Western Knights has ended a good cam­paign for the club, but they will def­i­nitely look to im­prove and push for the ti­tle next year.

The fourth place on the lad­der was sat­is­fac­tory, but they know that they are ca­pa­ble of much more in the fu­ture.

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