Colts rack up a century
Saturday, 27th September, 2014
By Ethan James
You don’t often hear about a soccer team racking up a century.
But that’s exactly what the West Colts side did on their way to being crowned premiers last Friday night.
The youngsters scored a total of 107 goals across their sixteen games.
What makes the stat even more impressive is that their goal line was only breached four times.
Coach George Bugeja said the team put in a lot of hard work at training and deserved the cup.
But the grand final against a gritty Alma side was nowhere near as smooth as previous victories.
Bugeja said the woodwork was against West in their 1-nil victory, with the sole goal coming to Jordan Cox after halftime.
“We hit the cross bar about three times and the posts probably four,” he said.
“Normally it’s a pretty relaxed afternoon but it was a little more tense.
“But you can never assume that you’re going to win.
“But we played really well, the kids have been very strong all season.”
West took home the minor premiership, premiership cup as well as the Champ of Champions trophy for going through the year undefeated.
The club’s biggest win was a 16-nil result over Alma White in round six.
“Our co-captains Jordan Cox and Jessica Gray were fantastic for us all year,” Bugeja said.
“We lost Jordan with a broken leg for a while and Jess really stepped up to the mark.
“A lot of our other players like Zac Durbidge played a lot of A Grade.”
Bugeja, who has been involved as a coach for 30 years, said five or six players from the team would no longer be eligible for Colts in 2015.
“Basically the whole backline is moving on,” he said.
“But that’s the way it goes, it’ll be a new side again.
“We had a few enthusiastic U14s players do a great job for us at various times, so there is plenty of talent there.”