Soccer | Weather puts a dampener on Workies' finals

ATROCIOUS CONDITIONS: Workies' Nick Young tries to make the best of the sodden pitch. PHOTO: Alex Grant.

ATROCIOUS CONDITIONS: Workies' Nick Young tries to make the best of the sodden pitch. PHOTO: Alex Grant.

WORKIES’ First grade and Second grade teams travelled to Bathurst to play in the grand finals of the Open Men’s Bathurst competition.  

The skies opened up all morning with the rain making the fields almost unplayable.

FIRST GRADE:

Jai Straney.

Jai Straney.

First grade played against a young CSU side.

The game changed to field two after field one became flooded, an indicator of the inclement conditions the teams facing. 

Both teams decided to go ahead with the game. 

Workies started off well in a game that involved no soccer skills just tough tackles and endless attempts to get the passes to stick.

Chris Goodman, Adam Gronlund and Jack Jones seemed to adapt to the weather conditions the best for Workies, putting all their effort into the tough game.  

CSU’s first goal was a lucky bounce to beat the keeper, their second goal found the net in a similar way from the same player.  

That was the beginning and the end of the scoring, with Workies going down 2-nil in terrible conditions.

All the players never stopped trying to get the ball in the back of the net.  

After a great year of soccer, it was a shame to end the year in playing a grand final in such conditions however the team are to be commended for giving it their all not just in the final, but throughout the season.

SECOND GRADE:

Second grade was nail biter, with Workies controlling most of the game against Cowra.

Logan Inwood opened up the scoring with a goal to the top right of the net. 

The rain kept pouring down during the half time break, drenching the fields even more.

After half time, Jordan Fordham then showed some awesome speed to score the second goal.  

Daniel Bosman and Bayden Charlton never gave up attacking and defending endlessly.  

Cowra were able to get two good shots on goal to even up the score, forcing the game into extra time.

The teams remained locked at two-all at the end of extra time. 

Penalty shots were then taken.

Logan Inwood and Ben Sheehan scored their goals but Cowra were too strong in the end winning the shots 4 – 2.

Following the game a presentation was held at which Jordan Fordham was awarded Second grade’s best and fairest.

Ben Sheehan was named the top goal scorer for the season, racking up an impressive total of 15 for the year. 

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