Savoys’ hot streak

Myrtleford Times - - Front Page - BY TATE SPITERI tspi­teri@ne­me­dia.com.au

MYRTLE­FORD has now gone a whole year with­out a loss fol­low­ing a 4-0 win away to Co­bram on Sun­day.

The Savoys were never chal­lenged as they went about mak­ing club-his­tory in a re­play of last sea­son’s grand fi­nal.

But it was not all smooth sail­ing for the vis­i­tors with vet­eran striker Na­gus Henry go­ing down with a knee in­jury in the 15th minute.

Paul Bonacci was subbed on and his en­ergy was in­fec­tious as the Savoys lifted to put the Roar de­fence un­der se­vere pres­sure.

Bonacci broke the dead­lock with a bril­liant strike from the top of the box in the shad­ows of half time.

Af­ter the break Myrtle­ford com­pletely dom­i­nated with Tom La Spina again mak­ing an in­stant im­pact af­ter com­ing on in the 60th minute.

The young­ster’s clever pass set up the in-form Pa­trick Si­bo­mana who made no mis­take with his fin­ish in the 66th minute.

Star duo Matthew Park and Tom Youngs then com­bined for the last two goals of the match with Park as­sist­ing Youngs in the 68th minute and the English­man re­turn­ing the favour in the 79th to com­plete the 4-0 drub­bing.

Co-coach Park said go­ing the year un­de­feated was a great achieve­ment for the club.

“It’s not some­thing we thought about a whole lot but it is some­thing we will prob­a­bly look back on as some­thing we are proud of,” he said.

“It’s great that it’s a whole club ef­fort as well, there’s been a lot of play­ers in­volved in it.”

Park needed to point no fur­ther than the week­end for an ex­am­ple of how their whole play­ing list had played its part.

Myrtle­ford’s two sub­sti­tutes Bonacci and La Spina have made spo­radic ap­pear­ances for the reign­ing league and cup cham­pi­ons across the past year but both made mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tions when called upon on the week­end.

“It’s great to go the whole cal­en­dar year with­out a loss but more im­por­tant is just win­ning next week,” Park added.

Myrtle­ford play Al­bury United on Satur­day night at Savoy Park with the re­serves kick­ing off at 5pm and se­niors 7pm.

It will be the club’s first home game since the open­ing day of the sea­son back on March 3.

PHOTO: Janet Watt

TEAM EF­FORT: Tom La Spina was again im­pres­sive when subbed on for Myrtle­ford who have gone 12 months with­out los­ing.

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