Panthers on the prowl
Tuesday, 29th May, 2012
The Alma Goats were pummelled in their quest to wrestle top spot off West at the O’Neil Soccer Complex on Sunday.
Pummelled, thrashed, annihilated... there are so many adjectives to describe West’s 11-0 victory over their closest challengers.
The bookies have closed bets on West winning the premiership this season as it looks a foregone conclusion already after only five rounds.
Alma have been knocking on the door this season, but on Sunday they found out how hard it is to open that door when West are in full flight.
Two guys who have swapped clubs in order to win a premiership were the main goal kickers again, with Gepp and West both bagging hattricks.
It looks as though they will have premiership medals hanging from their necks come September unless something drastic happens.
To be fair to Alma, they were without Khan, Gageler, McInerney and Will Hebbard but even with those four back in the line-up Alma would be hard pressed to make inroads on West.
In all honesty West are running away with the title and only cockiness and foolhardiness will stop their name being engraved on the trophy yet again.
The other match in A Grade saw St Joseph’s finally score a win.
A 4-2 victory over Celtic and the hangover from last year looks to be over.
This match was always going to be an interesting encounter as Celtic had caused a massive upset the last time they met each other a few weeks ago with their entertaining style of play.
However, the tide turned in the Joeys’ favour this time around thanks to a brace from Grillett who has found his goal scoring boots.
A Matty Kiddle hattrick was enough to see Alma produce the goods in Men’s B Grade, holding out West in a high scoring encounter 5-4.
After the disappointment of losing to Celtic last week with a large number of absentees, Alma were keen to get back on the winning list this week but were pushed all the way by West.
St Joseph’s remain in pole position with a good 6-1 victory over Celtic. “Didier” Curyer scoring twice to set up an easy victory.
In the Ladies, West inspired by their male counterparts decided to demolish Alma to the tune of 9-0.
Jessica Cox who has been scoring at will this season smacked in another 6 goals on Sunday, and with her Aunty Linda Bugeja scoring 2, a family affair was enough to see off an early determined Alma who eventually ran out of legs.
Amazing to see Alma with a couple of victories this season and all of a sudden players are coming out of the woodwork with about 20 turning up for the Goats this week. Good to see!
A miserable second game saw the first drawn match in the Ladies competition for the year.
Top of the table St Joseph’s held by bottom of the table Celtic, 2-2 in a game St Joseph’s should have romped in.