WT Birkalla 4 – White City 2
Wt Birkalla have secured 3rd spot after a convincing win on the weekend against White City.
White City are a side taht were destined for relegation and was always going to be unpredictable . With our Head Coach sidelined, the team went out knowing a win to remain 3rd on the ladder and start our finals campaign with a ‘home game’ selection, while a loss would see us drop to 5th.
The team played well in the slippery conditions surviving a number of disputed tackles, but Birks managed to stay composed, creating some great goal opportunities and at half time were 2 nil up. The team knew that White City would come out in the second half determined to salvage something from their season but Birks managed to continue their first half performance and notched up another 2 goals. With a couple of substitutions by both sides the dynamics changed and White City in the end managed to sneak in 2 goals, however Birks were just please to come away with the win…putting us in a good position going into the finals.
Birks will be playing Friday night against Campbelltown at The Shores, kick off at 7pm. This is a must win and after a disappointing 1 – 0 loss to Campbelltown in our last encounter expect to rectify this to get to the next round.
WT Birkalla 7 – White City 4
A goal fest to close the season.
Played on the slippery, bumpy and small practice pitch this match was very difficult. Ned Spiniello opened the scoring with a top corner effort from outside the box. 1 each from Michael Mangafakis, Will Plush, Daniel Polli and a hat trick from Jordan Watson rounded off the scoring.
Lewis Evangelou, Ned Spiniello and Nat Temby were some of our best players. A good finish to an overall disappointing season.
Thanks to all 37 players that played for the reserves this season, my assistants Romeo Lauriello and Alan Pagac, my team manager Tanya Farrugia who makes my job easier and everything run smoothly. Also to all that helped putting up nets and the small goals from hell.
WT Birkalla 2 – White City 2
A few obstacles in our way Saturday. Five players down sick, meant opportunities for our talented U16 group. Pitch condition were not good, so it was hard for players to keep on their feet, adding the junior pitch into the mix was our fianl hurdle. The boys finished the game with a well respected 2-2 draw, if a few chances taken in the second half we could have pinched it. White City FC had a few of their reserve players playing for them, which made our performance even more respectable.
John Kananaga scored twice and played well. Man of the match for his second half performance goes to Emanuel Kontos. The result was even more important and this means our U18 team will be playing finals. As a coach I couldn’t be more proud of the boys, after all this was our team goal from the outset.