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BHHS schools Cobar

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015

(Back L-R) Zac Durbridge, Luca Napoli, Hamish Inglish, Lucas Gray, Fraser Gentle, Connor Gentle, Hamish Robertson (Middle L-R) Elijah Symonds, Jordan Cox, Lachlan Gepp, Braydon Hurley, Nicholas De Franceschi, Jake Trengove (Front) Goalkeeper Jake Dart (Back L-R) Zac Durbridge, Luca Napoli, Hamish Inglish, Lucas Gray, Fraser Gentle, Connor Gentle, Hamish Robertson (Middle L-R) Elijah Symonds, Jordan Cox, Lachlan Gepp, Braydon Hurley, Nicholas De Franceschi, Jake Trengove (Front) Goalkeeper Jake Dart

By Patrick Reincke

A rag tag group of lads from Broken Hill High School ventured out to Cobar on Thursday as part of the Western Schools Sports Association Open Boys Soccer competition.

In their one game against Cobar High, the skilful squad gave the hosting side a lesson in the high art that is, the World’s Game.

Playing on a lacklustre pitch, BH High dominated the game to create tonnes of scoring opportunities, score goals and win 8-0.

Lachlan Gepp starred up front with the striker scoring a hat-trick that would rival the great Lionel Messi.

Gepp played out of his skin throughout the game and even caused the Cobar defence to concede and own goal.

Zac Durbridge scored the third goal of the game with a textbook finish and the match was firmly in BH High’s grip at 3-0.

Hamish Robertson acted as a playmaker in midfield with the chance-creator structuring many forward advances for his side.

Connor Gentle was not like his last name with the back man coming close to scoring with a power shot off a Jordan Cox corner.

Gepp made it two in the first half with another on-target strike and Cox soon followed suit with the assist coming from Lucas Gray.

Wearing the gloves for BH High was Jake Dart.

The goalkeeper was rock-solid in goals and kept a perfect clean sheet in what was a great individual effort. 

With a last name that would have Dennis Cometti tongue-tied, Nicholas DeFranceschi dazzled his Cobar opponents with fancy footwork and endless energy.

The second half saw Gepp complete his trifecta of goals right before Gentle snuck up from the backlines to get one himself.

Cox scored the eighth major for the game with the game reaching its end soon after.

Team manager Sally Jenkins was very pleased with how the boys played.

“I thought they played very well together as a team.” She said.

“It was very one-sided and they were pretty happy after the game.”

The lads of Broken Hill High will take some beating when they meet their next opponent, which is yet to be decided.

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