Soccer News - Western Metropolitan Region Finals
The Intermediate Boys progressed through to the Western Metropolitan Regional Finals after being successful in all their games in the Moonee Valley District phase.
In a close final against Buckley Park College, Strathmore came back from being twice down to achieve a final score of 4-2. The half time score was 2-2. With some structural changes and an increased tempo, Strathmore had most of the play in the second half and showed their class by scoring twice.
The Intermediate Boys will now join the Strathmore Intermediate Girls and play in the Western Metropolitan Regional Finals on Monday 25th July.
Year 7 Boys
The Year 7 boys progressed from the Moonee Valley District phase with successful results in all games.
The boys played in the Western Metropolitan Regional Finals on Tuesday 21st June. They progressed through the group phase with 1-0 victories against Williamstown High and Taylors Lakes, and 5-1 victory against Creekside.
The final was between Strathmore and Maribyrnong Sports Academy. Maribyrnong Sports Academy opened the scoring and at half time the score was 0-1. Some wonderful link play in midfield allowed Andre Colacoski to latch on to a through ball and tuck the ball into the back of the net.
From that point onwards, Strathmore had most of the play and at the end of extra time scores well locked at 1-1.
The game was eventually decided on penalties, where Strathmore held their nerve to achieve an 8-7 result in an exciting, nail-biting finale. The Year 7 boys now move into the State Finals on Friday September 2nd.
Year 8 Boys
The Year 8 boys progressed from the Moonee Valley District phase with successful results in all games.
The boys played in the Western Metropolitan Regional Finals on Wednesday 22nd June. In the group phase they recorded the following results: 1-0 win vs Williamstown, 1-1 draw vs Taylors Lakes and a 2-0 win vs Braybrook.
Strathmore progressed into the final where the faced Maribyrnong Sports Academy. The final score was 3-0 to Maribyrnong Sports Academy but SSC never gave up and had some wonderful passages of play. In the end they couldn’t convert their chances and 15 minutes halves just wasn’t enough time to make a come back. Overall a wonderful effort for the Year 8’s, Western Metropolitan Runners-up.
Message from the coach:
Strathmore has a prestigious and proud sporting culture that runs across many generations. We focus on giving students opportunity, setting high standards and achieving personal best. Peers have a great connection with each other and their coaches, and this plays a major role in achieving team cohesion and bonding. In my 11 years as a coach at Strathmore Secondary College, I have seen many wonderful students and teams come and go and I know for sure they have made great friendships and created wonderful memories by being part of the football program.