Post by afishinmission on Aug 19, 2017 15:27:00 GMT 10
Aand Ermo have pulled off an upset and defeated LW 2-1. The power of "wanting it more" was never more evident than today. A penalty, with both benches agreeing probably shouldn't have been given, ended up being the difference. But in the end, Ermo did want it more, and played to the conditions better than us. Well done to them .. .a nice bunch of kids. Good luck for the finals ! I'm off to the shop that sells bourbon, and get liquored up to help deal with the loss.
Ermo dominated early for no result then PH put 2 quick goals on. Ermo got back to 2-2 quickly then PH got a late goal before half time to lead 3-2 at the break.
Ermo had a goal disallowed straight after the break for an offside in what was basically a really poor decision. PH then took control and kicked away. Congrats to PH.
The game was played in good spirits on the whole except for one particular PH player who seems to have a real high opinion of himself (unjustified) who actually had little impact on the game. His ego is the reason why I believe Parra City will win next week. Having talent is one thing - knowing your talent and not believing you are a star is another - being a team player is another again.
Enjoy the game next week both teams - it has been a great comp this year. Wenty Waratahs from Youth 1 will be coming to get us all next year - they are a special side
'special side' not sure about that, they are good but I figure Pendo 21s would put 6-8 past Pendo Youth (who are 17s bar 2 players) and they finished above the Wenty youth team who are all 18 (bar 2). As for the game very accurate, thought Ermo had the first 20 then on balance the better side on the day won.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2017 14:27:04 GMT 10 by really?
While it is nice to win a Grand Final it is only one game. Pendo Blk won the Premiership over 18 games and that is what we aim for every year so we can play quality teams from other Associations in CofC, not just the same teams year in year out. The season overall has been pretty friendly and except for Merrylands White every team should be congratulated on giving their best and playing in good spirits win or lose.
Post by afishinmission on Aug 29, 2017 19:21:23 GMT 10
As usual, the BJ is spot on in his summation of the season. As for the GF . . . Pendo is probably more consistent and has a better tactical game. Parra have good structure and probably are better technically. Pendo seemed to wear down Parra last year in the GF, and maybe that's on the cards again. Hard to call. I flipped the coin and it landed on Pendo.
Post by footballmad on Sept 3, 2017 15:39:51 GMT 10
Grand final turned out to have a not-so-grand feeling about it. Although the size of the field would generally suit Pendos wide players to stretch the game out wide, there were only a few set-piece opportunities for Pendo. Parra controlled the match with ease and showed no signs of any danger of conceding. Parra attack was much more potent in a different system that was much more direct and high pressure in comparison to previous Pendo vs Parra matches. Pendo had little to offer and possession was generally squandered in the midfield. It seemed easy for the Parra players to collect the ball and redistribute constantly threatening a seemingly week backline. Parra put on 2 goals before halftime - one being the result of a pinball machine in the 18 yard box, and one was scored through a deserving penalty as a last ditch tackle that collected a Parra player on the brink of scoring. Another two goals were scored by Parra after half-time, the first being a beautiful finish from outside of the box that left the Pendo keeper dumbfounded. Maybe that was the reason why the keeper inexplicably and unnecessarily gave away a penalty minutes later by pushing a Parra player when he had already collected the ball safely.
Overall, Pendo offered nothing and every attacking attempt was broken down with ease in the Parra midfield and defensive line. Parra capitalised on this and were more than deserving champions on the day. 4-0 didn't reflect the season and rivalry between the teams but it sure reflected the quality of performances yesterday.