Sides Roar in to grand finals
Cobram Roar 2 d Wodonga Diamonds 1 Coming off a tough first final last week, the Roar were hoping to have a fast start to this game.
The Roar began the game with plenty of promise, with continual pressure and shots on goal.
With plenty of possession in the first half, they were rewarded for their efforts after a great cross, which D. Forster finished off with a great header, giving Roar the lead going into halftime.
The Roar settled down after the break and had many shots on goals from outside the box. R. Denny scored, giving the Roar the buffer it needed.
Unfortunately, Wodonga was awarded a penalty, which put the pressure back on the Roar.
Luckily, the Roar were able to absorb the pressure to have a fantastic win.
Cobram looks forward to the grand final this week, when it hopes to capitalise on a great season.
GOALS: D. Forster, R. Denny.
Cobram Roar 4 d
St Pat’s 1 The under-12s came up against a physical side in St Pat’s in their semi-final on Sunday.
Cobram started well from the first whistle, with the side looking to dominate the contest.
Jackson Koopman was busy early, latching on to the ball from outside the box and smashing it into the net to put Cobram up 1-0.
St Pat’s wasn’t giving up without a fight and pushed forward with numbers. But Cobram defenders Thomas Corso, Sonny Rowe, Harry Paterson and Lachlan Kelly were resolute and kept St Pat’s from scoring. Keeper Jordan Kelly also made some good saves.
The first half see-sawed from one end to the other, with Xavier Spiller, Deacon Forster, Logan Stone and Spencer Clark providing plenty of run in the midfield.
Luke Goodin was doing a fantastic job on St Pats’ best player, blanketing him.
The second half saw Cobram come to life with Deacon chipping a defender down the right wing for Jake Kalz, who then crossed the ball centimetre perfect to Jackson, who again slammed it into the net to go up 2-0.
St Pat’s kept pushing, but Jake pounced on a loose ball to score Cobram’s third.
St Pat’s again kept pushing for a goal and was finally rewarded with one.
However, Jackson wasn’t finished and scored a hattrick with a stunning long strike to hand Cobram a 4-1 win.
Cobram now plays Myrtleford in the grand final on Sunday.
GOALS: Jackson 3, Jake.
Melrose 2 d Cobram Roar 0
Cobram Roar 3 d Wodonga Diamonds 2 After a great semi-final performance, Cobram will play off in the grand final this weekend.
Wodonga Diamonds 4 d Cobram Roar 0
Too strong: Cobram’s under-12 side was far too strong for St Pat’s in their semi-final match-up, winning 4-1. It is pictured with coach Chris Gash and team manager Chrissie Kalz.
Bound for the grand final: Cobram Roar’s under-11s defeated Wodonga Diamonds in the semi-final.
Reward: Lillieth Ukich took home the junior club person of the year award.
Well done: Tessa McMahon shared the under-13 coaches award with Meg Hyde.
Big effort: Abbie Redman was named most improved in the under-13 side.
Great year: Alahni Hulley was runner-up in the under-13 vote count.