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Reality check

Tuesday, 15th May, 2012

TOO GOOD: Johnny Bugeja outclasses the Celtic defence. TOO GOOD: Johnny Bugeja outclasses the Celtic defence.

West have brought Celtic crashing back to earth with a 13-0 drubbing at the weekend.

The green and whites were riding high after a morale-boosting victory over reigning premier St Joes last weekend, but went into their clash against West with several key players missing.

The Panthers took full advantage of their weakened opponents, jumping out to a six goal lead at half time before adding another seven in the second half.

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Giant killers

Tuesday, 8th May, 2012

BIG WIN: Celtic celebrates as St Joes players trudge from the field. PICTURES: Gavin Schmidt BIG WIN: Celtic celebrates as St Joes players trudge from the field. PICTURES: Gavin Schmidt

Celtic United have announced their intentions for this year by thrashing last year’s premiers St Josephs to the tune of 4-1 in the second round of the local soccer competition.

In a display of dominance the young Celtic Cubs ran rings around their more illustrious opponents to record a devastating victory, proving that uniting as a team makes anything possible.

Credit must go to coach Deakin who has put together a young side that now seems capable of pushing for a finals place.

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Alma women break through

Tuesday, 1st May, 2012

BIG WIN: Alma recorded their first win for three years against Celtic. BIG WIN: Alma recorded their first win for three years against Celtic.

The first round of soccer has produced a major surprise in the women’s competition with Alma winning their first game in three seasons.

The Goats triumphed over perennial grand finalists Celtic 4-1 in what must be one of the biggest upsets seen in local soccer in recent years.

Alma cut the Celtic players to shreds with an excellent passing game and thoroughly deserved their victory. The red and whites even even had the luxury of missing a penalty in the first half.

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A will to succeed

Wednesday, 7th March, 2012

STATE HOPEFUL: St Joes’ Ethan Smith has moved to Adelaide to further his skills with the Football Federation of South Australia. STATE HOPEFUL: St Joes’ Ethan Smith has moved to Adelaide to further his skills with the Football Federation of South Australia.

The road to a professional soccer career is a long and challenging one, but St Joes junior Ethan Smith has shown he’s prepared to make big sacrifices to get to the top.

The 14-year-old recently farewelled his friends and family and moved to Adelaide to make the most of his position in the Football Federation of South Australia Under 14 Development Squad.

Ethan consolidated his spot in the squad after a long and competitive selection process which began when he was chosen for the country team in the FFSA State Talent Identification Championships.

From there he was selected for the Northern Metropolitan Zone team for phase two of the FFSA’s talent identification process, travelling to Adelaide weekly for four months to train and play.

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Joeys back in action

Wednesday, 7th March, 2012

KEEN: St Joes youngsters Akira Stubing (3) and Malachi Curyer (10) will be signing at the club’s registration day on Sunday. KEEN: St Joes youngsters Akira Stubing (3) and Malachi Curyer (10) will be signing at the club’s registration day on Sunday.

St Joes may have taken out all grades in the local soccer competition last year but they’re not about to rest on their laurels.

The club is calling for all prospective players to come along and sign on for their 2012 campaign at a registration day at McDonalds between 11am and 2pm on Sunday.

St Joes Secretary/Treasurer Nardia Stubing said the club would be looking to replace players who have left town for various reasons, and also welcome some new blood into the club.

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