Echo those sentiments Captain, congrats Kellyville 18s.
Lilli Pilli will be the biggest test to date, they have a very imposing record over the past few years and will be very hard to beat. If you guys fire like your supporters know you can, you will give it a good shake. Suggest to anyone who has free time next Sunday and wants to see a quality game of football, get to this game, it should be a cracker. Venue and time unknown at this stage.
Captain, just a quick summary of yesterday's State Cup Game Kellyville v Lilli Pilli 18s. The result 5-2 to LP.
Unfortunately, due to a number of injuries, work commitments and other reasons, Kellyville played most of the game with only 10 players against argueably the best 18s Club team in NSW with a four player bench. LP were brilliant with the ball and got off to a flyer with a couple of superbly constructed goals using the space very well, and a couple of easy ones to lead 4-1 at the break. By half time the Kellyville boys looked out on their feet with a couple carrying injuries that would normally have seen them sitting down. The score at full time could have been anything.
However, the second half saw one of the most courageous efforts seen in junior soccer. The Kellyville lads matched LP in every play and at times it looked like LP were the team with a player down. Kellyville scored again fairly early in the second half and at 4-2 had the LP coach a bit concerned as he made numerous subs keeping his team fresh. LP claimed their 5th goal late in the second half when the boys were spent. The parents and supporters could not have been prouder of the way the Kellyville boys dug in against such a quality opposition.
Good luck to LP in the Semi against its Association rivals Sylvania Heights, both great teams. Shows how strong football is in the Sutherland Association, the benchmark.
Congratulations Kellyville, hold your heads high and proud.
No lack of commitment from either side and while it took Auburn a little longer to settle to the pace of the game, they found their rhythm midway through the first half and started to look good after a slow and slightly shaky start. Figtree thought they had a goal at the 15 minute mark but was disallowed for offside. After that the chances up front for Figtree were limited with Auburn harassing and hunting their opposition. The second half saw pressure applied and Figtree having pushed up were exposed with a breakaway and saw the games only goal from a finish from the edge of the box that never looked like missing.
Couple of things. Firstly the referee while maintaining a good level of control throughout made a couple of decisions that in Figtree's favour that were so far beyond questionable but were accepted without question. Secondly, Auburn's sideline enthusiasm, support and advice, from both officials and family at times appeared to be a distraction to the players on field. Too many points of view from too many points ;-)
A thoroughly deserved win. Congrats
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