The 50th anniversary of Football NSW’s Champion of Champions finals were played at Valentine Sports Park on Sunday 21st of October with nineteen highly entertaining matches that rocked the state governing body’s headquarters.
The ‘Home’ of Football in NSW played host to grassroots football’s most prestigious tournament as teams from all over NSW wowed spectators in what was a wonderful day for the round ball game that proved to be a hit with players, managers as well as the referees and officials on the day.
Balmain & District Football Club spoil Northbridge FC party
Balmain & District football club proved too strong for Northbridge in a close contest to open the day at Valentine Sports Park.
Northbridge were the side who started the quickest. As a corner routine saw a header hit the far post on two minutes.
The scoring was opened at the other end just after the tenth minute when Tanakorn Rugsat positioned himself well on the six-yard box to finish off a Finbar Collins cross from the left.
It was a close contest and parity was almost restored immediately as Northbridge’s Declan Hill hit the crossbar with his effort.
However, they didn’t have to wait long, as they equaled the scoring just before half time. Luke Bakos controlled the ball with a touch beyond his years before slotting home from the penalty spot with the ball leaving the keeper helpless before hitting the net.
Balmain were looking the most likely to win it after the break creating the more chances. The pick of which fell to Gil Duffy, his effort hitting the left side of the crossbar from an angled shot inside the box.
The winner eventually came with not much time to spare on the clock with Rugsat completing his brace with a finish worthy of winning any game. The young attacker composed himself before launching a shot from outside the eighteen-yard box with flew in at the near post to the keepers right.
In one last opportunity for Northbridge, a free kick with two minutes to go went marginally over the woodwork.
It proved not to be their day however and Balmain & District came away with the glory when all was said and done.
Northbridge FC: 1 (Bakos 24’)
Balmain & District FC: 2 (Rugsat 11’ 44’)
Northbridge FC: 1 CRANFIELD Thomas, 2 MCLEOD Maxwell, 3 HARVEY Archie, 5 HILL Declan, 6 BAKOS Luke, 8 WONG Tristan, 9 DYER Ben, 10 SALMON Oliver, 11 SCREEN Bailey, 12 CHOY Lachlan,13 CHRISTIE Charlie, 14 LITTLE Zachary, 15 MAHER Sam, 16 HARRIS Jeremy, 17 SHAW Peter, 18 GILLELAND Ziggy.
Balmain & District FC: 2 ARMELLINI Mattia, 3 AVIS Jack, 7 HERRON Henry, 8 KARAM Keanu, 9 MCMASTER Joshua, 10 MORRISON Flynn, 11 RUGSAT Tanakorn, 12 GILLARD Luca, 13 TRENTINI Carter, 14 SHEHATA Nicholas, 17 BERMAN Mackenzie, 18 DUFFY Gil, 33 COLLINS Finbar, 36 HAYDEN Conor.
-By Justin Smith
Manly Vale no match for ferocious Lindfield FC
Two second half goals were enough for Lindfield FC to secure them the 12 Girls Final at Valentine Sports Park.
Sophie Retallick and Zoe Clubb each found the back of the net in a dominant display.
Lindfield had Manly Vale backed in their own half for a majority of the opening 25 minutes with Abigail Barfield catching the eye.
Clubb went close to giving Lindfield the lead seconds before the break only to shoot at the keeper from only a few metres out.
Three minutes into the second half Lindfield’s pressure finally payed off.
Sophie Retallick shot toward goal as her effort came off the post and bounced into the back of the net.
Amber Halliday almost made it two but her header went just over the bar before Daisy Retallick smacked her effort from just outside the box against the post.
Clubb doubled Lindfield’s lead 12 minutes from full time after breaking through the Manly Vale defence to find the top corner and consolidate the 2-0 victory.
Lindfield FC 2 (Retallick 28’, Clubb 38’)
Manly Vale 0
Lindfield FC: 2. Abigail BARFIELD, 3. Zoe Clubb. 5. Eliza THOMPSON, 6. Sienna DE COSTA, 7. Amber HALLIDAY, 8. Eliza WALL, 9. Annabelle O’HARA, 11. Indie HUNTER, 13. Bethany BOYD, 14. Daisy Retallick, 15. Sigrid BOHME, 20. Lily DIMITROV-JOHNSON, 30. Jasmine WELLS, 31. Marsiela WOO RUIZ.
Manly Vale FC: 1. Caitlan FOWLER, 2. Taylor DAVIES, 3. Cleo LOVELL, 4. Zoe FEMIA, 5. Maddison STRACHAN, 6. Lucy SCHOLTENS, 7. Holly MILFORD, 8. Samantha WINTER, 9. Emma Hooper, 10. Emily IBARBURU, 11. Lucy Zaknic, 13. Marina RATCLIFFE, 15. Sienna MCCULLY, 16. Esther SCHROETER.
-By Nikola Pozder
Lake Heights thwarted by roaring Aurora
A pair of strikes in the second half has helped Arncliffe Aurora secure the 13 Boys Champions of Champions title as they overcame Lake Heights JFC 2-0 at Valentine Sports Park.
The first chance fell to Jaoudat Fraja for Arncliffe Aurora, from the corner that angled across the area, Fraja connected well with his shot but jammed it wide.
From there, Lake Heights JFC had a pair of chances to open the scoring.
First Koray Gokturk slashed wide in the 10th minute then Tayne Ward forced the Aurora keeper into a fine stop to keep the contest at nil-all headed into half-time.
After the break, Arncliffe were the first to test the keeper. Mahmoud Jomaa hit a fierce effort that needed to be saved by Lake Heights keeper, Elijah Byron.
The opener would come for Aurora, 60 seconds later. Awada made up for his earlier miss, he found enough pace close to the box, fired a low shot that trickled into the net, for 1-0.
Arncliffe Aurora doubled their advantage in the 38th minute when they continued to press, from a scramble in the box. Ali Mourtada was first to react to the loose ball, poked the ball into the net, for a 2-0 lead.
Lake Heights had their fair share of chances to even the contest. Both Gokturk and Bond Stergess scooped efforts wide after Aurora’s opener then Stergess shot safely in the 47th as time became the enemy.
Mitchell Despotovski went the closest for Lake Heights.
He opened up the space well for a shot, arrowed an effort into the bottom corner but for last-ditch defense from Aurora to deny him.
Arncliffe saw out the remaining minutes without incident to be crowned Champions.
Arncliffe Aurora 2 (M Awada ‘33, A Mourtada ‘38)
Lake Heights JFC 0
1 ARBID Adam 2 MOURTADA Ali 3 SAAD Rabie 4 FARHAT Salah 5 SOUMMAKA Mohamed 6 HIJAZI Rayan 7 SAAB Mohammed 8 AWADA Mohamed 9 JOMAA Mahmoud 10 FARHAT Mohamed 11 REDA Abbas 12 TANANA Haydar 13 KDOUH Hussein 16 SALIM Abdullah 18 FARAJ Jaoudat 19 ALAWIE Ali
Coach: Ali Saab Assistant Coach: Hassan
Lake Heights JFC: 1 BYRON Elijah 2 TYSSEN Alexander 3 MCINERNEY Cayden 5 GOKTURK Koray 6 WARD Tayne 7 DESPOTOVSKI Mitchell 8 MAYERS Ruben 9 STERGESS Bond 10 SCHOFIELD Cooper 11 MANEVSKI Mitchell 12 VILLELLA Louis 13 NACASTRI Nicolas 15 NAUMOVSKI Maksim 16 VILLELLA Anthony
Coach: Todd Schofield Assistant Coach: Mark Tyssen Manager: Nove Despotovski
-By Justin Davies
Kemps Creek United too strong for Auburn
Kemps Creek United were crowned 14 Boys Champions of Champions victors after a 4-1 success against Auburn District.
It was a tense opening, as the two sides felt each other out. There were a few half chances as Kemp Creek’s Nathan Cakovski fired a header wide then a follow up was arowed wide.
United weren’t denied for long, as they opened the scoring from the spot. Marco Manuele stepped up after Nikolas Hagarty was fouled in the box, strode in and slotted the penalty for 1-0.
Three minutes later, it was double delight for Kemps Creek United. Hagarty released down the right, burst into the box before he slammed home the ball to make it 2-0 after 26 minutes which saw them take the advantage to the break.
Cakovski was involved in the action again in the 38th minute, he did the hard work, weaved through the defense but prodded the effort right at Mohammed El Masri in the Auburn goal.
Auburn had a pair of chances to reduce the deficit. First Ali Sina Haidari had an effort chalked off for a foul on a defender then the striker followed it up with a scooped effort, four minutes later.
Kemps Creek had the cutting edge. Hagarty combined with Cakovski for the latter to smash home the ball, making it 3-0 after 49 minutes.
There was some slight consolation for Auburn. Mohammed Osman fired home a well-taken effort in the 53rd minute to make it 3-1.
Like they had most of the day, Kemps Creek responded quickly. Kenshin Power was played into space but could only poke it at the keeper. Although, the next chance provided their fourth.
Nikolas Hagarty was on hand at the back post, after the ball pinged around the box, to pilot the ball home and confirm Kemps Creeks victory, making it 4-1, and crowning them 14 Boys Champions of Champions.
Auburn District 1 (Osman ‘53)
Kemps Creek United 4 (Manuele ‘23, Hagarty ‘26, Cakovski ‘49, Zafiris ‘55)
Auburn District: 2 CHAOUK Mahmoud 3 SOUEID Mahamad 4 ZERIKA Adam 7 PALA Emre 8 KARIMI Azim 9 TAHIRI Kalimullah 10 OSMAN Mohamed 11 DANDAN Hussein 13 MOHAMOUD Hudhaifah 14 REZAHUSSAINI Ali 16 NAJI Hassan 20 AL FARAJEH Ahmed 22 ALI Yoonis 43 HOSSEINI Hesam 93 HAIDARI Ali Sina GK EL MASRI Mohammed
Coach: Mahoud Dandan Manager: Atiqullah Tahiri
Kemps Creek United: 1 CHANDRA Aryash 2 BUCCILLI Mason 3 PIROVICH Daniel 5 SOSA Daniel 6 SANSOUR Marcel 8 KOLI Jakodeansa 9 CAKOVSKI Nathan 10 BRANCATO Salvatore 11 POWER Kenshin 12 ZAFIRIS Liam 13 HAGARTY Nikolas 14 DALFONSO Aston (C) 15 MC DERMOTT Blake 21 MANUELE Marco
Coach: Miguel Sosa Assistant Coach: Ramy Georges Manager: Fab Dalfonso
-By Justin Davies
Shellharbour JFC ran riot over Lowland Warriors
A first half blitz from Shellharbour JFC saw them score four goals inside the first 30 minutes to secure a 4-0 victory against Lowlands Wanderers.
It only took two minutes for Shellharbour to take the lead as Koloski tucked the ball into the back of the net after a neat cut back by Piper Cowen.
Two minutes later and the South Coast side went up two to the good as Angelica Barraza found the top right corner with a well placed shot.
Charlotte Abel should’ve halved the deficit for the Wanderers in the 18th minute but she couldn’t beat Kate Lea.
Mia Riza had Shellharbour three up in the 22nd minute, tapping the ball into the back of the net.
Only two minutes later and Riza had her second of the game, placing the ball into the bottom left corner.
The Wanderers improved in the second half hour and created a few opportunities of their own.
Neither side could add to the score line as Shellharbour completed an incredible quadruple, winning their local competition, State Cup, Kanga Cup and the Champion of Champions trophy to round off an outstanding season.
Lowland Wanderers 0
Shellharbour JFC 4 (Koloski 2’, Barazza 4’, Riza 22’, 24’)
Lowland Wanderers: 1. Chelsea HROMEK, 2. Ruby WALLACE, 4. Riley WHITE, 5. Keely FOLBIGG, 6. Amber COFFEY, 8. Charlotte ABEL, 9. Lucinda COFFEY, 10. Molly WIGGINS, 11. Keira FOX, 12. Amy SLATTERY, 13. Annika STANMORE, 14. Abigail BATHGATHE, 15. Laura DONKIN, 19. Ellyce BALLANTYNE, 20. Rebecca STONE.
Shellharbour JFC: 1. Kate LEA, 2. Alana FORMOSA, 3. Lauren PETROVIC, 4. Jessica Bermudez, 5. Piper COWEN, 6. Amelia MASTROIANNI, 7. Imogen DOS SANTOS, 8. Mia RIZA, 9. Monique KOLOSKI, 10. Emily KOSTOVSKI, 11. Jynaya DOS SANTOS, 12. Hazel ATKINS, 13. Angelica BARRAZA, 14. Raquel WITHERS.
-By Nikola Pozder
Auburn District dazzle over Castle Hill United
Goals in each half from Abdul Qader Khoder has helped Auburn District secure the 15 Boys Champion of Champions title 3-1 over a disappointed Castle Hill United.
From the opening whistle, Auburn swarmed forward on the front foot. Abdul Qader Khoder had an early chance with a free-kick that landed safely in the Castle Hill keepers gloves.
His next set piece chance proved lethal. Ibrahim Bah‘s quick feet weaved through defenders into the box before he was brought down.
Khoder stepped up, sent the bottom right, making it 1-0 to Auburn District.
Three minutes later, Castle Hill were back on terms. It came again, from the spot, as Thomas Knez was caught in the box, and the referee pointed to the spot. Michael Abnous was calm eight yards and suddenly, it was 1-1.
Khoder continued to be a menace for the Castle Hill defence, his 12th minute drive was touched over by Castle Hill keeper Ronin Dodds, quickly followed by a 17th minute effort that crashed against the crossbar.
Castle Hill did have a final chance in the half, Lachlan Purnell’s fierce strike had to be touched over by Auburn’s Jibrail Singaram. The ensuing corner pinballed like Sonic around the area but landed safely with Singaram.
As the match looked destined for golden goal. Bah created some magic. He snatched the ball off the defender, strode confidently into the box and took it well, low left to make it 2-1.
There was one final piece of excitement from Khoder. Again, it was a set piece, he stood over the free-kick, fired it hard and low, which forced Dodds to push it back into his own net, 3-1, as Auburn confirmed their 15 boys Championship.
Auburn District 3 (Khoder ‘5 ‘59, Bah ‘43)
Castle Hill United 1 (Abnous ‘9)
Auburn District: 3 RODRIGUEZ Rois 4 NIAZY Lais 5 KHODER Abdul Qader 6 ABDURRAHMAN Hamza 7 EL HAWAT Lukemann 8 BAH Ibrahim 9 DHUNJANA Dujan 9 SAFFAR Hasan 10 ALI KOSE Muhammed 11 HIJAZI Mayez 12 ERDOGDU Erkan 13 RAHMI Gulagha 14 BAQERI Omid 15 ALMOUSSAOUI Ahmad 16 MOHSIN Dheia 21 HATAMI Mohammad GK SINGARAM Jibrail
Coach: Bekkir Bulut Manager: Houssain El Rishe
Castle Hill United: 1 DODDS Ronin 5 ATTARD Hayden 6 ABAL Christian 7 BRETTLE Darcy 9 ABNOUS Michael 10 KNEZ Thomas 11 BAKER Todd 13 PURNELL Lachlan 14 PERALTA MARINO Domenico 15 VEITCH Brandon 16 LANGAN Ethan 17 WILSON Caleb 66 SHIM Alexander 70 KASSIS Andrew 71 DU PREEZ Daniel 73 CHAPPELL Nicholas
Coach: Johnaton Langan Coach: Fabian Abal Manager: Warren Dodds
-By Justin Davies
Earlwood Wanderers cruise to Champion of Champions victory
The Earlwood Wanderers secured an emphatic 5-0 victory over Wakehurst FC with Marguerite Kavvalos the star of the show, scoring a hat-trick.
It took 23 minutes for the deadlock to be broken and it was done in some style.
Charisma Mourkas picked up the ball in the edge of the area for Earlwood, beat two defenders before placing the ball beyond the goalkeeper.
Wakehurst pushed forward in the second half and were almost immediately on level terms but the Earlwood keeper stood firm.
But it would be Earlwood who would find the net next.
Marguerite Kavvalos found space in the box before sending her shot into the bottom left corner to double the Wanderers’ lead.
Jess Tallentire should’ve had Wakehurst on the scoresheet in the 51st minute but somehow she couldn’t put the ball into the back of the net.
Kavvalos picked up her second in the 55th minute after slipping the ball into the back of the net to have the Wanderers cruising at 3-0.
Two minutes from full time Clara Pennisi made the title safe, placing the ball passed the keeper.
Right on full time Kavvalos secured her hat trick, beating her defender before poking her shot into the back of the net.
Wakehurst FC 0
Earlwood Wanderers 5 (Mourkas 23’, Kavvalos 44’, 55’, 70, Pennisi 68’)
Wakehurst FC: 2. Isie DIEZ, 3. Lola HUNT, 4. Paris MORRISON, 7. Rachel COLVILLE, 8. Sachi DICKERSON, 9. Mary RYAN, 10. Charlie DICKERSON, 11. Jess TALLENTIRE, 12. Amy RITSINIAS, 14. Ellie WARRINGTON, 15. Sophie WARRINGTON, 16. Sophie LAZICH.
Earlwood Wanderers: 3. Evangelina FEREKOS, 4. Alethia KALITSI, 5. Madeline MARKOS, 6. Emilia GEORGELLIS, 7. Alannah NOLAN-COUTINHO, 8. Peta SOILEMEZIS, 9. Clara PENNISI, 10. Marguerite KAVVALOS, 11. Charisma MOURKAS, 12. Elizabeth KEFALLINOS, 14. Melissa MARJANOVIC, 15. Ellie FOURFOURIS, 16. Iva Ana DA SILVA, 27. Paige KARIPIS.
-By Nikola Pozder
Castle Hill United’s Golden Goal touch breaks West Pymble hearts
Castle Hill United claimed a golden goal victory over West Pymble United in a tense contest which required extra-time to decide it.
West Pymble came out of the blocks the quickest with three chances coming in the first ten minutes with Benjamin Key in particular causing a lot of trouble in the opposition box. They didn’t take advantage of their fast start.
Sure enough, Castle Hill began to bring themselves into the game. Their first effort coming from range and barely troubling the keeper on fifteen minutes.
The game was swinging from end to end and West Pymble nearly took advantage with a freekick forcing the keeper to readjust quickly.
The opener finally came on twenty minutes through Taren Hamid, the Castle Hill striker hit a sweet volley from inside the box which couldn’t be kept out despite the keeper getting a hand to it.
Hamid’s confidence was high and an effort soon after flew through the air, only to be palmed away.
The lead was almost doubled once again just after the break as Harrison Reed was played in but his effort from point blank range was skied.
However, it was an equalizer to come next and it came in spectacular fashion as a long-range effort from Benjamin Key crept into the far side netting in turn pushing the game into extra time.
It was going to take a piece of individual brilliance to separate the two sides and it came for Castle Hill through Harrison Reed to beat a couple of defenders before sliding it home for the win.
West Pymble FC: 1 (Key 42’)
Castle Hill United: 2 (Hamid 20’ Reed 78’)
West Pymble FC: 1 BIRD James, 2 BIGGS Samuel, 3 BALL Luca, 4 KALLIANPUR Nimay, 5 FIELDER Ewen, 6 GERAGHTY Fin, 7 AMLER Dylan, 8 RYAN Gavin, 9 BALL Ethan, 10 DIMOS Xavier, 11 LYNCH Oliver, 12 NAIRN Lachlan, 13 BROWNE Nicholas, 15 KEY Benjamin, 17 Andrews Jordan, 21 BELTRAN-WOODWARD Olivier
Castle Hill United: GK FRYER Harry, 2 WARES Calby, 3 ARTHUR Bayden, 4 IMBER Carter, 6 GUNAWARDENA Thisara, 7 RAYNER Alex, 8 KING Byron (VC), 9 HAMID Taren, 10 BRIDGEWATER Corey, 11 SHERRY Michael, 12 HUBBARD Jake, 13 LAUTRE Nicholas.
-By Justin Smith
Avalon overcome plucky Mount Colah
Avalon Soccer Club picked up the 16 Women Champion of Champions title after a hard fought 3-1 win over Mount Colah at Valentine Sports Park.
The Manly Warringah FA side opened the scoring early before being pegged back on the stroke of half time. Goals to Lily Faithful and Ciara Smith in the second half clinched the win in a tight tussle.
Avalon didn’t have it all their way early on with Mount Colah having the first chance on 8 minutes. Speedster Jasmin Guthrie sprinted past her defender on the right-hand side before her cross to two oncoming attackers was intercepted by Avalon goalkeeper Arielle Madew.
The action switched to the other end of the pitch a minute later with Taylah Waite forced off her line and into a good one on one save off a Lily Faithful attempt.
Isabella Guthrie was next to speed past the Avalon defence with her impending shot deflecting wide of the left post on 27 minutes.
It would be Avalon who would take the lead one minute later as striker Saskia Stylianou got around Waite and slotted the ball into an empty net to make it 1-0.
Mount Colah’s dangerous attack remained a threat and in the 32nd minute West and Guthrie combined well with the latter’s shot saved down low by Madew.
The Northern Suburbs FA outfit got their deserved equalizer seconds before the break with Jasmin Guthrie’s shot sailing over the head of Madew and into the net.
Avalon came out of the sheds firing in the second half with two early chances. Attackers Bronte Di Nallo and Lily Faithful first combined, playing a perfect one-two into the 18-yard box with the latter’s effort tipped out for a corner. Midfielder Anna Nolan almost helped her side take the lead minutes later with her free kick cannoning off the post.
Paul Waite’s outfit were under the pump until West decided to take things into her own hands, taking on the Avalon defence on her own with a scintillating run in the 47th minute. Unfortunately for her team the shot was easily saved.
The missed opportunity came back to haunt them however with Avalon’s Faithful putting the Manly Warringah Association side into the lead. The striker won the ball on the edge of the box before taking on her defender and slotting the ball into the net.
Ciara Smith popped up to score from a corner to make it 3-1 and seal the match for Avalon.
Mount Colah 1 (J. Guthrie 35’)
Avalon 3 (Stylianou 28’, Faithful 50’, Smith 68’)
Mount Colah: 1. Taylah Waite, 2. Jasmine Gurney, 4. Holly Turner, 5. Lauren West, 6. Isabella Guthrie, 7. Sienna Dodd, 8. Sarah Wing, 9. Carla Sumner, 10. Hayley Sumner, 11. Jasmin Guthrie, 12. Kiera Bridcutt, 13. Georgie Waite, 14. Marianna Rahn, 15. Hayley Manktelow, 16. Tegan Wing, 18. Hayley Winch
Avalon: 1. Arielle Madew, 2. Eliza Guthrie, 3. Molly Bell, 4. Lara Haygarth, 5. Alicia Carruthers, 6. Bronte Di Nallo, 7. Lexi Harrison, 8. Gina Hawson, 9. Saskia Stylianou, 10. Ella Molloy, 11. Lily Faithful, 12. Daisy Young, 13. Anna Nolan, 14. Ciara Smith, 15. Kira Johnson, 16. Zenne Manger, 17. Eve Robertson, 18. Nina Paton
-By Chris Georges
Lansvale claims tight win over Glenmore Park
Lansvale United claimed the 17 Boys Champion of Champions title with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Glenmore Park at Valentine Sports Park.
The sole goal came in unusual circumstances with Lansvale captain Acuil Acuil’s long throw touching the fingertips of Park goalkeeper Benjamin Sayer and into the back of the net early in the match.
Lansvale United started the match on the front foot creating the first chance of the match within one minute. Winger Deng Deng glided around his defender on the right before crossing to an unmarked Joshua David who blasted over the top with only the keeper to beat.
The chance was well in the future in the 7th minute as Lansvale took the lead when Acuil’s long throw alluded everyone to sneak into the back post.
Conceding sparked Glenmore Park into action with a curling Sam Djura corner forcing a great save out of Lansvale keeper Lachlan Foley in the 18th minute.
Two minutes later the Nepean Football Association side created another opportunity as a misplaced Lansvale pass led to Djura having another shot, this time thwarted by a sliding defender.
Lansvale could have extended their lead on 31 minutes with substitute Blake Curry was put through on goal. Unfortunately for the striker, his effort was deflected just past the left hand upright.
Both sides came out of the break challenging for every ball but unable to create any clear-cut chances.
That was until the 59th minute when Lansvale midfielder Jamie Bazevski’s beat Park’s Sayer in goal but sailed just wide of the left-hand post.
Bazevski went even closer just minutes later, picking up the ball on the edge of the box and beating a defender before his shot bounced off the crossbar.
Their second goal should have come with Deng missing two fantastic chances with 10 minutes remaining.
Dylan Scott took it upon himself to try and salvage the game for Park with 5 minutes remaining, unleashing a 20-yard strike only to see it fly right to Foley’s chest between the sticks.
It wasn’t to be for Park as Lansvale held on to claim the title.
Glenmore Park 0
Lansvale United 1 (Sayer o.g 7’)
Glenmore Park: 1. Benjamin Sayer, 2. Cruize Hill, 3. Nathan Jackson, 4. Marcus Guy, 5. Jaskeerat Gill, 6. Daniel Vukojevic, 8. Joshua Hayden, 9. Daniel Gooch, 10. Sam Djura, 11. Luke Kersivien, 11. Bailey King, 13. Adrian Guy, 14. Mike Soro, 15. Dylan Scott, 16. Akash Birring, 17. Thomas Rosenthal
Lansvale United: 1. Lachlan Foley, 2. Mohamed Alssaje, 3. George Elias, 4. Abdullai Dauda Abdullai, 5. Tam Hoang Nguyen, 6. Acuil Acuil, 8. Daniel Milosevic, 9.Joshua Davis, 10. Jamie Bazevski, 11. Deng Deng, 12. Blake Curry, 13. Hussein Ali Ali, 14. Evan Kotsiopoulos, 15. Bao Le, 16. Bashar Dandan
-By Chris Georges
Shootout victory hands Pendle Hill Championship
In a heart wrenching encounter, Pendle Hill prevailed in the dreaded shootout against East Bankstown FC, taking the honours 4-1 from the spot after the match ended 1-1 to become the 18 Men’s Champion of Champions.
It was a tense first half, chances were at a premium. Pendle Hill were the first to fire a warning though, after five minutes when David Moore’s free-kick was pushed away from the area.
Next, Benji Scarcella stooped well to meet a low cross, he’s header flicked over the crossbar, as the game continued to midfield battle. Neither side able to put a foot on the ball, and create significant chances headed into the break.
Scarcella was in action on the half hour mark, he connected well with a header again, much like his earlier effort it flicked over the crossbar.
East Bankstown FC started to come into the contest, as the half grew. Mustapha El Bikai wrestled free from his marker, but could only put the effort right onto the chest of Trent Drinnan. Alas, we headed to the break locked up.
The game sprung to life after half-time, Abdu Elmir tested his luck from 30 yards out and produced a athletic finger-tip push from Drinnan to preserve the deadlock.
Eventually it was broken on 66 minutes. Matthew Drinnan ghosted in well behind his marker at the near post before he thumped a header home, for 1-nil, which sent the Pendle Hill supporters into delirium.
The goal woke up East Bankstown, as they pressed on the accelerator. Elmir had a half chance that was saved then he produced a moment of magic to level the contest.
Elmir sprung up on the right, slipped a ball cushioned perfectly to Kenny Mahmoud. The forward outpaced the defender before he curved the ball home. 1-1.
A “Let’s go Easts” chant reverberated around Valentine Sports Park, as Bankstown defended stoutly which included a few late set pieces, that ensured the game went to extra-time.
In the extra period, Chane Prasongdee craned his neck enough to force East Bankstown’s keeper Mohamad Mohamad into a diving save to his left. That was the only chance of the extended time, and we headed to the dreaded shootout.
After 120 minutes of drama, it came down to spot kicks. After several rounds of back and forth action, the man who opened the scoring in regular time, Matthew Drinnan drilled the winning penalty to earn Pendle Hill the 18 Men Champions of Champion trophy.
Pendle Hill 1 (M. Drinnan ‘66)
East Bankstown FC 1 (Mahmoud ‘84)
(PENDLE HILL WON 4-1 ON PENALTY SHOOTOUTS)
Pendle Hill: 1 DRINNAN Trent 2 DRINNAN Matthew 3 YATES Benjamin 4 RIMA Adam 5 WRIGHT Jayden 6 TERRY Liam 7 PRASONGDEE Chane 10 FELKIN Jack 11 MOORE David 12 AWAD Luc 13 SCARCELLA Benji 14 O’BRIEN Benjamin 22 CALLAGHAN Joshua 23 BALAKRISHNAN Nikhil 26 MOSES Matthew 31 TEKLIC Adam
Coach: Vince Scarcella Asst Coach: Warren Drinnan Manager: Harrison Conroy
East Bankstown FC: 1 MOHAMAD Mohamad 2 ISHAM Fadhil 3 HNEIN Faiz 4 CHAALAN Mahdi 5 CHEIK-ALI Ali 7 TAN GAWAT Tarell 8 YAKUB Raoel 9 ARIFAKI Jafaar 10 KAMALEDINE Jehad 11 CHEIK-ALI Hussein 12 MAHMOUD Kenny 13 HAMADE Rami 14 BOURIZK Jordan 15 EL BIKAI Mustapha 16 ELMIR Abdu 18 HNEIN Miguel
Coach: Akram Kamaledine Assistant Coach: Michael Perugini Manager: Rose Bourizk
-By Justin Davies
Cronulla Seagulls FC sneak home against Glenmore Park
A last gasp winner to Ava Orman sealed victory for the Cronulla Seagulls against Glenmore Park FC.
The Seagulls dominated but struggled to break down a tough Glenmore Park outfit.
After 12 minutes the Seagulls should’ve been in front.
Isabella Fry cut the ball back for Mia Marvin she couldn’t slot the ball into an empty net.
The Seagulls threatened again on 26 minutes, this time through Jessica Finn but Courtney Franks saved well.
Cronulla continued to push forward but without any reward.
On 75 minutes they went close again. Harriet Hurst did very well to beat her defender before cutting to the far post only for Rorie O’Hara to miss the target.
With the clock ticking and game moving toward extra time the Seagulls found what was to be the winner.
Ava Orman moved into the box, beat the keeper before blasting the ball into an empty net to seal a dramatic victory.
Glenmore Park FC 0
Cronulla Seagulls FC 1 (Orman 89’)
Glenmore Park FC: 1. Courtney FRANKS, 2. Courtney TAYLOR, 3. Courtney ATKINS, 4. Maddison MOORE, 5. Rebekah LIEPA, 6. Nadine GEERIN, 7. Hannah MCCRORIE, 8. Maya GEERIN, 9. Taylah ARNOLD, 10. Darcy WHITE, 11. Lovleen KAUR, 15. Jessica FERRIER, 16. Maddison POWER.
Cronulla Seagulls FC: 1. Matilda WOODS, 2. Ava ORMAN3. Charlie GALLAGHER, 4. Rebecca LEECH, 9. Harriet HURST, 15. Jessica FINN, 19. Hannah MACKENZIE, 20. Isabella FRY, 22. Summer HALLIWELL-QUINN, 27. Ashleigh FINN, 28. Gemma THORNELY, 29. Allegra CANDIAGO, 32. Nicola LEECH, 37. Mia Marvin, 45. Rorie O’HARA, 48. Abbie FEARNS, 61. Jasmine CAIRNS, 62. Harper SIDNEY.
-By Nikola Pozder
All Age Men
Coogee United pip West Pymble for major prize
It wasn’t pretty but in the end, they got the job done.
Coogee United overcame a stubborn resistance from West Pymble to become the All Age Men’s champion of 2018.
A goal to Max Neilson and a late sealer from David Podzimek made sure they would conclude their season on a high.
The game started at a hectic tempo and never really stopped ensuring that if there were going to be any chances they would come from a mistake rather than a well worked move.
Coogee were the team to work a chance with Paul Cummins attempting an optimistic chip from distance early on. Cummins pace was proving to be a headache for the West Pymble defense early and they capitalized on it shortly after.
A swift counter attack saw the aforementioned Cummins break into space down the left before squaring it across goal to Max Neilson who was never going to miss from close range.
From that point till half time, chances became a premium with both teams prepared to dig in and not allow an opportunity if it wasn’t well earned.
As one would hope, the arrival of the second half meant the game became free-flowing enough to allow for some more chances.
Coogee nearly fell into a two-goal lead when Ryan Buckley squared the ball across the area. A clearance from a retreating centre back went horribly wrong which resulted in the keeper having to save his blushes by tapping the ball over the post.
Their lead would eventually be doubled with just minutes to go through David Poidzimek who sent Coogee United’s fans and players alike into raptures finishing from inside the box.
Coogee United: 2 (Neilson 11’, Podzimek 87’)
West Pymble: 0
Coogee United: 1 HOWE Fred, 2 CARBERRY Bren, 3 ARTHURS Adam, 4 LYNN Simon, 5 KEATING Brian, 6 HARTLEY Josh, 7 NEILSON Max, 8 MOONEY Craig, 9 CUMMINS Paul, 10 McALPINE Mark, 11 FERNANDEZ BERISSO Carlos, 12 DOLAN Eoin, 13 MUIR David, 14 PODZIMEK David, 15 MURRAY Anthony, 16 GILMARTIN Deklan, 17 MacHATTIE Iain, 18 BUCKLEY Ryan
West Pymble: 1 BURGMANN Clem, 2 BLACKETT Tom, 5 TALL Robert, 9 LAMING James, 10 OUGHTRED Matthew, 11 LAMING Matthew, 13 BENDALL Sebastian, 14 PARSON Conor, 20 SPINOS Peter, 21 MARALIT Keunike, 23 LEE Raymond, 24 GILBERT Jack, 25 COX Charlie, 32 DAVILA Eddie, 33 STANDING Robert, 37 HEPWORTH Daniel, 58 CLAYTON Sam, 84 VINSON Dominic
-By Justin Smith
All Age Women
Dunbar Rovers hit early to claim major prize
Two first half goals set Dunbar Rovers in motion, as they knocked off Albion Park SC 2-1 in a professional display at Valentine Sports Park.
Following the peep of the whistle, Dunbar settled quickest into their passing game. Moving the ball crisply and quickly across the field. Zoe Bartley with a chance within 120 seconds, which the striker arowed wide.
Darcey Read was clinical in her execution, as an outside of the foot pass put her into space, she cut inside and made it 1-0 to Dunbar Rovers.
Once they settled, Albion Park SC, a perennial fixture in this competition, broke open the Rovers with their own incisive move. Brittany Ring ended up shooting straight then Casey-Leigh Suttle followed up with a scooped effort as Albion challenged.
Dunbar continued to be quick in transition with the ball, they cut open Albion Park twice, Read and Francesca Fernandes both missed chances to double the lead.
The Rovers would double their advantage, three minutes before the break. Danielle Morris was afforded too much space on the left flank, cut inside and curled it home, 2-nil Rovers at the interval.
Albion had added thrust in their attack in the second half, Kristina Glisic was released well but couldn’t find her shot in a brighter opening for them.
Their thrust brought them a goal to make it 2-1. Some messy work at the back from Dunbar opened the passage for Renee Crowe to sweep home the ball, making for an interesting final stanza.
Albion Park continued to huff and puff, but they couldn’t blow Dunbar’s house down. The Rovers defended bravely and held onto the trophy, becoming All Ages Women Champion of Champions.
Dunbar Rovers 2 (Morris ‘7, Read ‘43)
Albion Park SC 1 (Crowe ‘63)
Dunbar Rovers: 1 (GK) TELLSTROM Maja 2 FERRIS Sarah 3 BISLAND Charlotte 4 BIRD Aleshea 5 RYAN Kerrie 6 FERNANDES Francesca 7 LILLESKARE Malin 8 JACQUES Katrina 9 READ Darcey 10 MORRIS Danielle 11 MARSHALL Hayley 12 FREIBAND Mindy 13 LAFFIN Erin 15 BARTLEY Zoe 17 COLAK Anita 22 ALLERDICE Stephanie
Coach: David Buck Assistant Coach: Sandra Stavrou-Buck Manager: Kim Howes
Albion Park SC: 1 CHESSELL Aleisha 3 ROBINSON Philippa 4 DUFFY Claire 5 MCCRACKEN Nicole 6 CROWE Renee 8 FOSCARINI Michelle 9 SUTTLE Casey-Leigh 10 DAVIS Tenaya 11 HILLARD Linda 12 RING Brittany 13 HANLY Jessica 14 GLISIC Kristina 15 GAYKAMANGU Liandra 16 ANGEL Maddison 18 MCGARTLAND Rylee
Coach: Richard (Macca) Davis Manager: Joanne Davis
-By Justin Davies
Cronulla Seagulls FC sting Norwest FC
A ruthless early scoring spree from Cronulla Seagulls FC highlighted their 21 Men’s victory over Norwest FC.
A brace to Mitch Lucas and a sloppy finish to Darcy Medway saw them race out to a three one lead within twenty minutes. The three goals cancelled out possibly the goal of the day which was scored by Daniyal Ranjbar for Norwest FC.
Cronulla Seagulls started as they meant to continue creating a chance within the first couple of minutes only for Tom Nunn’s effort to go wide under pressure.
It wasn’t long before the seagulls swooped in to put the ball in the net. With the last touch coming from Darcy Medway after a good old goalmouth scramble.
The lead however didn’t last long with a tremendous equalizer coming in quick time. Daniyal Ranjbar hit a powerful volley which went flying into the top right corner of the net to score a goal which really needs to be seen and not written about.
However, it was clear who was the better team in this one and Cronulla quickly regrouped. A fine piece of lead up work down the left wing ended up with Mitch Lucas tapping the ball home at the back post.
The third came shortly afterwards but instead of the methodical lead up play of the second, this goal came courtesy of a fair slice of luck. A through ball was cleared out to the right wing where Mitch Lucas had plenty of time to plot out a cross. Instead the ball took the impossible angle and flew into the far side-netting.
From that point on there were chances aplenty with not much to speak of, the exception being a quality save into second half injury time by the seagulls custodian.
Cronulla Seagulls: 3 (Medway 8’, Lucas 15’ 20’)
Norwest FC: 1 (Ranjbar 13’)
Cronulla Seagulls: 1 HANSLOW Brandon 2 BANNING Andrew 4 HARRINGTON Ben 6 ANDERSON Mike 7 KOVANIS Tim 8 MAKOWIAK Tom 9 NUNN Tom 10 TURNER Matt 11 DELFINO Aaron 12 WHITESIDE Murray 13 KNIGHT Jacob 14 KHOURY Anthony 18 CARDAMIS Alexander 19 GLENNAN Ben 21 LUCAS Mitch 44 BUSBY Chris 77 PEACHEY Adam 80 MEDWAY Darcy
Norwest FC: 1 TSIPONIS Nathan 2 ZEREFOS John 3 RANJBAR Daniyal 4 DORAHY Shannen 5 LAGOUTARIS James 6 TSATSIMAS Peter 7 SAKESON Nicholas 8 RASSIOS Dean 9 DORAHY Branden 10 MANTZOS Kristopher 11 ZEREFOS James 12 KOULENDIANOS Peter 13 POTKONJAK David 14 NUNEZ Andrew
-By Justin Smith
Northbridge FC too good for Connells Point Rovers
Northbridge FC overwhelmed Connells Point Rovers, 3-0 on a fantastic day of football as the Northern Suburbs FA side were crowned 21 Women Champions.
There was a crescendo of pressure from Northbridge FC in the first half. They dominated possession, and chances, but weren’t able to put away the opening goal against a robust Connells Point side.
Eliza Ewington fired a fierce effort in the 25th minute that required Connells Point keeper Jennifer Wood to tip the ball over her own crossbar to maintain the deadlock.
Their relief wouldn’t last long, as Ashley James almost sprung behind the defence but couldn’t stick the final pass. The tide would crash over Connells Point in the 35th minute.
Frederique Bosscher dinked her effort enough, it made it tough for Wood to catch properly, and the ball slipped beneath her grasp, into the net for 1-nil Northbridge.
With the taste of goals fresh, Northbridge thrust forward again, Bosscher turned provider on this occasion as she angled a cutback for Isabel McCarthy to blast home, making it 2-nil on the stroke of half-time.
Connells Point Rovers had a late chance to pull a goal back when Amalie Judd broke into the clear. She muscled off her defender but the striker fluffed her lines under the pressure of the Northbridge keeper and poked it right to her.
Northbridge headed into the break, up 2-nil and in firm control. They looked to press home their advantage in the second half, a pair of chances from Sophie Nelson and x flayed wide.
Quickly McCarthy added Northbridge’s third. The forward slotted home from close range, completing her brace, and making it a tough challenge for Connells Point to make a comeback.
Sarah Monaha had a chance to claw one back for Connells Point on 65 minutes. She burst through the defense, fired a low shot at the Northbridge keeper, the custodian saved well with her knees on the first instance then gathered it up.
Northbridge saw out the remainder of the contest, finishing the festivities on Valentine Sports Park with a bang, being crowned 21 Women’s Champions.
Northbridge FC 3 (Bosscher ‘35, McCarthy ‘40, ‘53)
Connells Point Rovers 0
Northbridge FC: 2 BOSSCHER Frederique 3 COX Genevieve 4 EWINGTON Eliza 5 GILBERT Annabelle 6 GILBERT Charlie 7 GLASSCOTT Amelia 9 GYZEN Jemma 10 HANNIGAN Chloe 11 JAMES Ashley 12 KEARNEY Charlotte 14 MCARDLE Georgie 15 MCCARTHY Isabel 16 STUCHMANN Sydney 17 NELSON Sophie 22 CAHALAN Ella
Coach: Alex Barker Manager: Tony Gilbert
Connells Point Rovers: 1 WOOD Jennifer 2 MONAHA Sarah 4 PAPACHATGIS Katie 6 CANESTRO Sofia 7 JOHNSTONE Tilema 8 WITNEY Georgia 9 APPLETON Laura 10 STERGIOU Mary 11 JUDD Amalie 12 HARDAS Natalie 13 RODDY Grace 14 CHAPMAN Sarah 19 SPYRAKIS Patrice
Coach: Andy Hall Assistant Coach: Stewart Little Manager: Alex Sala
-By Justin Davies
Over 30 Women
Dominant Russel Vale take home over 30 women’s title
Football South Coast side Russel Vale eased to a 2-1 victory over Wakehurst to become the over 30 women’s Champion of Champions.
A blistering start saw Russel Vale take an early lead via the skilful Kathleen Halloway before Camille Augustyn’s made it 2-0.
Wakehurst shocked their opponents with a goal against the run of play on the stroke of half time to give the Manly Warringah Football Association side a chance but it wasn’t to be.
Russel Vale began the match eager to win the game early with centre back Belinda Barter finding teammate Kristen Ireland with a delightful diagonal ball. The latter launched towards goal only to produce a weak effort on goal.
Kathleen Halloway didn’t make the same error minutes later, pouncing on a poor clearance by Wakehurst to slot the ball into the bottom left hand corner to give her side the 1-0 lead.
Halloway’s impressive spell continued as she had another chance in the 14th minute, this time seeing her shot saved at the near post.
Wakehurst had their goalkeeper to thank minutes later after a great save off a Taryn Ruiz volley.
The continued pressure finally forced Wakehurst to crack for a second time in the 32nd minute with a Camille Augustyn strike making it 2-0 to Russel Vale.
Wakehurst finally came to life and against the run of play hit back one minute before the break. Michelle Nunura left Russel Vale’s defence line in her wake, beating the offside trap and dribbling around Russel Vale keeper Melissa Spero before passing the ball into an open net.
The goal didn’t seem to fluster Russel Vale as they started the second half on the front foot with a Barter header palmed out for a corner.
Chances became few and far between for the rest of the game with Wakehurst tightening their defence but lacking the final ball in counter attacks as Russel Vale claimed the trophy.
Russel Vale 2 (Halloway 11’, Augustyn 32’)
Wakehurst 1 (Nunura 45’)
Russel Vale: 1. Melissa Spero, 3. Camille Augustyn, 4. Kerry Matthews,5. Frances Halloway, 6. Kristen Ireland, 7. Julie-Ann Norris, 8. Courtney Collins, 9. Kathleen Halloway, 10. Taryn Ruiz, 11. Sherilee Moulds, 12. Belinda Jacobs, 13. Kim Wooldridge, 15. Elysse Cirson, 16. Lauren Tait, 17. Kelly Lwry , 18. Prudence Harrison, 19. Belinda Barter
Wakehurst: 2. Kylie Darkiewicz, 3. Vicki Cerny, 4. Sue Nagel, 5. Nyree Lovett, 6. Deb Davidson, 7. Deb Maher, 8. Sue Alagich, 9. Georgie Meakin, 10. Di Guzzo, 11. Ben Junghans, 12. Angela Jones, 13. Mel Ord, 14. Tracey Fairley, 15. Catriona Ormond, 16. Michelle Nunura
-By Chris Georges
Over 35 Men
Dunbar Rovers secure Champion of Champions title
Dunbar Rovers secured the 035’s crown in a tight battle with Como West Jannali.
They prevailed in a close contest courtesy of a double to striker Matthew Pickover with both goals coming in the second half.
Neither side wanted to give an inch early on with the only chance of note being a snapshot from Tyrone Lara following a set piece which was poorly cleared by the Como defense.
Lara was proving to be a handful for the Como West Jannali defense as he had another chance shortly after, this time the goal frame denied him.
As the half went on, Como West Jannali began to feel their way in and their first opportunity came about halfway through the first half when a Brad Heffernan squared it too Christopher Clarke who couldn’t connect to his shot.
Much like Lara, Brad Heffernan was proving to be a handful for the Dunbar defense, and just before the break he set up Andrew Head whose effort went over the bar.
Just when the gathered were feared that no one would be scoring in regulation time, Matthew Pickover stepped up and opened his account with a run in too the right channel before a delicate chip.
As Como West Jannali pushed forward, Dunbar began to find more and more room in behind. As such the game was put beyond doubt when Pickover secured his second with a smart opportunistic finish inside the box.
Dunbar remained solid at the back throughout the remainder to round out what turned to be a result which looked more comfortable than it was.
Dunbar Rovers: 2 (Pickover 65’ 87’)
Como West Jannali: 0
Dunbar Rovers: 1 MEYER James, 2 WALL Nathan, 3 KING Derek, 4 DENNIS Greg, 5 POPE David, 6 LARA Adrian, 7 CARSON Malcolm, 8 FEE Daniel, 9 STUBBS Daniel, 10 SATOS Peter, 11 AMATE Christophe, 12 BEDROSSIAN Vahan, 13 STUART Paul, 14 PICKOVER Matthew, 15 BRYAN Gordon, 16 PHILBY Simon, 17 SULEMAN Mubarak, 18 LARA Tyrone
Como West Jannali: 1 HESLEHURST Murray, 2 KEEP Michael, 3 McDONALD Andrew, 4 MERRALLS Matthew, 5 REYNOLDS Darren, 7 HUGHES Dylan, 8 HEFFERNAN Brett, 9 KEEP Mathew, 10 HEFFERNAN Brad, 11 ELTON Mark, 12 CUTCLIFFE Damien, 14 DONALDSON Jamie, 17 OLIVER Christopher, 18 BUTLER Ryan, 19 KEEP Stephen, 22 HEAD Andrew, 23 CLARKE Christopher, 25 CALDERWOOD Todd
-By Justin Smith
Over 45 Men
Karavatakis double seals Hurstville win
Steve Karavatakis turned back the clock with a special double to hand the Hurstville City Minotaurs a 2-1 win over 2017 Champions St Michaels Lane Cove and seal the over 45 men Champion of Champions title.
In an end to end match, Karavatakis stepped up to score two fantastic goals within six minutes of magic to give coach and former Charles Valentine Medal winner Peter ‘The General’ Sarakakis yet another trophy.
The match started physically with both sides eager to stamp their authority early.
Hurstville City Minotaurs had the opening chance of the match with Spiro Hantzis getting around his defender before his 20-yard shot forced Peter Gunning into a save after 10 minutes.
Karavatakis was next to break the St Michael’s defence as he got onto the end of a bouncing through ball only to half volley the ball wide.
Gunning was called into action with Harry Christodoulou laying the ball off to Nick Plataniotis whose shot rocketed into the chest of the keeper.
Lane Cove consolidated and started coming back into the match with Robert Colville forcing a save out of John Chatzis in the 20th minute.
Colville was hungry to open the scoring for his side and won the ball well on the left a minute later before squaring the ball into the box to a free attacker who could only find the safe hands of Chatzis again.
The end to end action continued into the second stanza as both sides put their bodies on the line in the hope of breaking the deadlock.
Lane Cove almost did just that in the 48th minute as a Mate Peric free kick floated towards to Declan McEvoy. Luckily for Hurstville, Chatzis was off his line quickly to save off McEvoy’s toe poke.
Hurstville would take the lead in the 67th minute through a beautiful play. After winning the ball in his own half, Tom Pontidas ran at the Lane Cove defence before finding Karavatakis out wide. The striker turned the ball onto his left foot before sending an exquisite curler into the top left hand corner to give his side the 1-0 lead.
Karavatakis was at it again six minutes later, this time being put through on goal and blasted through Gunning to seal the title.
Mate Peric would score a consolation goal in the dying moments of the game. But it Hurstville’s day as they prevailed 2-1.
Hurstville City Minotaurs 2 (Karavatakis 67’, 73’)
St Michael’s Lane Cove 1 (Peric 80’)
Hurstville City Minotaurs: 1. John Chatzis, 4. Peter Papoythis, 5. Gennadi Spivak, 6. John Cosentino, 8. Spiro Hantzis, 9. Steve Karavatakis, 10. Tom Pontidas, 11. Louie Dounis, 12. George Ganiatsis, 13. Nick Plataniotis, 16. Harry Christodoulou, 17. Leonidas Lykorentzos, 19. David Barrett, 20. Sam Xenakis, 21. Peter Xenos
St Michael’s Lane Cove: 1. Peter Gunning, 13. John Koch, 22. Robert Colville, 29. Stephen Watson, 32. Mario Bila, 33. Alaistair Wright, 55. Mate Peric, 56. Declan McEvoy, 57. Chris Cowley, 60. Richard Evans, 70. Tim Christie, 82. Bob Kenderes, 88. Grant Lee, 90. Brent Caisley, 91. Peter Blakeley, 92. David Segreto
-By Chris Georges