OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN.
Our U/13 St George Boy’s were crowned undefeated champions of the M Sports Cup at Valentines Sports Park today after winning the 3 day tournament.
On Monday the lads played Mt Druitt 3/2 and Sydney United 1/0, beating both teams convincingly in a very hard fought day of quality football.
Tuesday presented two New Zealand teams who tried to place their imprint on our boys. They were soundly defeated and will always remember the lesson given by a powerful St George who were on fire.
Our first game on Wednesday was against New Zealand Capital and we won 3/1 giving us first place into the Grand Final.
At 1 pm on field 2 at Valentines Sports Park St George faced up to Mt Druitt Rangers. The Mt Druitt boy’s are a very big, fast and physical team that had every intention of snatching our hard earned prize away for their trophy cabinet.
Although not one of the most pretty games it was an absolute howler of a grand final. The ball was played from end to end and the full width of the park was used. Our lads provided as much pressure as was given and it was a hard grinding action packed and suspenseful game. Both teams gave their all and the few opportunities that appeared for both teams were quickly shut down. The parents of both teams had chewed their fingernails to the bone and it was approaching full time when we got a penalty kick that was converted to give us a 1 nil lead. Did we park the bus? No we fought like banshees to get another, which didn’t eventuate. When the full time whistle sounded it was a big roar and cheers all around for a very entertaining game. The boys celebrated their win with the team song in the middle of the park which echoed all over the FNSW home ground.The team picked up their trophies and it was broad smiles everywhere.The M Sports Cup is about 2 feet high and our proud coaches Terry and Paul have said that the Club needs a new trophy cabinet just to give it a home. Let’s hope that we have started a tradition of holding this trophy at Barton Park.