Soccer - Boys (Issue 4 2017)
Written on the 29 June 2017
Year 10 Knockout Soccer - Round 1
During Week 7 on Thursday, the Year 10 Knockout Soccer Boys team travelled to Cardijn College to play in a round-robin Knockout tournament. Our coaches, Deion and Wei ting conducted the warm up and I was fortunate enough to be named as Captain for the team and won the toss to take kick off. We started very strong against Cardijn, but didn't look like scoring. Around the 15th minute mark, we accidentally gave away a penalty. Aside from the silly error Lewis, the goalkeeper, pulled off an amazing save but Cardijn still got the rebound; Cardijn 1-0 up. Shortly after, the whistle for halftime sounded. After an inspirational half time team talk by Mr Boers, we were ready to fight back.
In the second half, we worked tirelessly in trying to score the equalizer. With three minutes to go in the game, Marcus McInerney made an exceptional run into the box, beating the defender and crossing the ball. The ball took a deflection off a Cardijn defender and fell straight to my feet and with a rebound shot, we scored. This meant we would go straight to penalties as no extra time would be played.
Harry Ashworth started the penalties trend for the boys, scoring the first penalty. I followed with a second goal. Next Lewis made an amazing save to put Sacred Heart in the lead 2-0. Nigel Chakabva scored a third and Lewis pulled off another amazing save to put Hearts 3-0. Marcus McInerney closed the game with a fourth penalty. Sacred Heart were the winners! Overall it was a great performance from everyone and was a great first win to start the day.
At 11:30am we kicked off against Unley High and the Hearts started with a bang, with Luke Carubia scoring an early goal. Caden Yates followed Luke with another two making it 3-0. With Unley pinned in their own half Hearts just kept scoring. Just before half time Marcus McInerney scored the fourth for the team. With a 4-0 lead at halftime the game had already been won. Two minutes after the last goal in the second half, the final whistle was blown and Hearts came away with a 9-2 victory.
The boys did very well throughout the day and did a very good job representing the school.
Congratulations to the following boys:
By Christian Tinnion