Thursday, 15th March, 2012
BHHS advances in Errea Cup after hard fought win against Willyama
￼By Darrin Manuel
Broken Hill High School has advanced to the next round of the Errea Cup after a last gasp win against Willyama.
The Cup has high schools across NSW play a knockout format for the title of the State’s top school.
Yesterday’s game marked the first round of the competition, and saw both local high schools locked in a high-scoring shootout.
Alessando Licul opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a goal for BHHS before Willyama hit back with goals from Ed McInnes (8th minute),Callum Guerin (10th minute) and Alex Niemann (25th minute).
The game appeared to be slipping away from BHHS before young gun Riley McInnes stepped up with consecutive goals just before half time to level the score.
After the break both teams showed signs of fatigue, but Zac Gilmour pushed on and scored in the 40th minute to give BHHS the lead.
Ed McInnes hit back for Willyama 19 minutes later, focing the game into sudden death overtime.
Neither team was able to score in extra time so the game was decided via a penalty shootout which was won by BHHS 4-1.
Willyama coach Scott Shepherd congratulated the teams on their ability to push through a long, hard-fought match.
“For a lot of the kids it’s their first hit out so fitness was a bit of an issue. In the extra time both teams were really, really tired,” he said.
“But the game was played in the right spirit. It was high scoring, played at a good pace and it was great to watch.”
BHHS will now take on Nyngan in the next round of the cup.