Boost for Savoys as NPL stars sign for second half of year
MYRTLEFORD has added to its already talented list with highly rated youngsters Connor Caponecchia and Daniel Kioses joining the Savoys.
Caponecchia is returning to his home club after three and a half years playing with Murray United.
The 18-year-old had started five consecutive games for the Murray first team but was a substitute in a 3-2 loss to Brunswick City due to the mid-season arrivals of forwards Angel Taravillo and former Socceroo Archie Thompson.
Caponecchia suited up 54 times for the first team during his time at the club and was widely seen as one of their most talented teenagers.
United’s loss will be the Savoys’ gain with the playmaker likely to slot nicely into an attacking midfield role.
Kioses will also put his hand up to be a part of a suddenly new-look front with the youngster a former regular member of the St Albans Under 20 NPL team.
Caponecchia and Kioses have played together before with the pair underage teammates at Murray Unit- ed before the latter relocated to Melbourne for stints at the Bulleen Lions and St Albans.
Caponecchia said that Kioses would add quality to the Savoy front half.
“He’s a really decent player, they have a really good 20s side there (St Albans) that he played in every week and he had been training with the senior squad as well,” he said.
“I’ve seen him play a lot on the wing but I think St Alban’s used him a bit more in midfield, I think he’s a lot like me where he can play a few spots in the forward half.”
Although Caponecchia has already played some senior football at his home club he’s looking forward to becoming a more meaningful part of the team.
“I was only young (15) and coming off the bench and stuff like that,” he said of his prior experience with the senior team.
“I know the boys are really keen to do the double again so hopefully Daniel and I coming in can help us do that.”
The Savoys return to the pitch next weekend when they host Wodonga Diamonds.