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