Savoy ready for ri­vals

Myrtleford Times - - Classifieds -

ARCH-ri­vals Myrtle­ford and Wan­garatta will face off in what is likely to be a sea­son defin­ing clash like no other in round 20 of the AWFA sea­son.

The Savoys lead the Red Dev­ils by just one point on the league ta­ble and with just three games re­main­ing in the sea­son it’s es­sen­tially all on the line.

The match was per­fectly setup af­ter Wan­garatta ended Boomers’ league ti­tle hopes with a 4-2 win and Myrtle­ford oblit­er­ated the fifth placed SAINTS WHITE: (left to right) Te­gan Brown, Mia Richard­son, Jaz Ros­sato, Matilda Kno­bel, Lily Cuskelly, Clancy Crisp, Brooke Parolin and Zoe Dood­e­waard will be hop­ing for a win in the Sec­tion 2 semi-fi­nal this week­end. tspi­teri@ ne­me­ Al­bury United 5-0 in an omi­nous dis­play.

Co-coach Matthew Park who has strug­gled with in­jury this year was in scin­til­lat­ing form with a first half hat-trick, while Tommy Youngs added a dou­ble af­ter half time.

Youngs and Park com­bined for Myrtle­ford’s first goal in the 14th minute when the English­man danced around three op­po­si­tion play­ers be­fore feed­ing to Park who tucked the ball away into the bot­tom cor­ner.

Park’s next goal was much sim­pler as he lit­er­ally walked the ball into the back of the net af­ter a hor­ri­ble mis­take from the United keeper as he at­tempted to catch a Pa­trick Si­bo­mana shot.

Jesse Stephens then ex­pertly crossed the ball into Park who made it 3-0 af­ter 44 min­utes.

Youngs had to wait 70 min­utes to add to his golden boot lead but he even­tu­ally did so from the penalty spot.

Im­pres­sive young­ster Daniel Kioses then put through a qual­ity el­e­vated ball to re­lease Youngs who made no mis­take one on one with the keeper to com­plete the hand­ful.

Park, who was de­lighted by the 5-0 victory, said he was ex­cited by the added el­e­ment to this Sun­day’s derby.

“It’s def­i­nitely up there with the cup fi­nal we played against them in 2015, it’s league defin­ing,” he said.

“We have a lot to play for and for a num­ber of rea­sons, a lot of that has stemmed from last time we played them and that’s both on and off the pitch.”

The fiery La Fiera Cup match is one of just three Savoy losses this year and infa- mously ended with a bro­ken arm to Myrtle­ford’s star im­port Youngs and a smashed win­dow in the away change rooms.

Park ad­mit­ted he ear­marked this fix­ture as the match he hoped to win the league in when the draw came out.

“It would be amaz­ing to win it over there, even though it would not be cer­tain yet the mo­ti­va­tion’s ob­vi­ous,” he said

“We don’t like them and they don’t like us.”

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