Soccer kicks off
Thursday, 7th May, 2015
By Patrick Reincke
The 2015 Broken Hill soccer season kicked off last weekend with action happening on both pitches.
Taking on Alma over the whole day, West finished with mixed results.
West’s A-grade went down to the boys from Alma 3-1.
David Lehman, Shane Hayward and Jordan Cox were the top performers for West and will look to bounce this coming weekend.
West Colts had a remarkable start to their season as their thrashed Alma to win 13-1.
Cox and Brodie Stuart both scored four goals each with Jacob Johnstone snagging two and Andrew Donnelly, Caitlyn Bloomfield and Aiden Berg also goaling.
West’s B-grade recorded a three-all draw against Alma in what was a very tight match.
Chris West and Jon Searle were the best performers with the game going right down to the final minute.
With West playing the final stages of the game with nine men, they led 3-2.
The boys from Alma made last minute surge and managed to equalise with both sides sharing the points.
Women’s A grade defeated Alma 2-0.
The goal scorers were Jasmine Mitchell from a penalty strike and Monique Simmons with a solid finish. Best on ground went to Casey Astill, Stacee Carter-Ray, Caitlyn Bloomfield and Jasmine Mitchell.
In the other matches between Celtic and St Joes, it was also mixed results.
Celtic’s Women fell 7-3 to a much stronger St Joes side with Taylor Fletcher and Meagan Casserly the goal scorers while their B-Grade prevailed, 6-2.
Celtic’s A-Grade had a strong start to their season also with a convincing 4-1 victory.
After a minute’s silence for past player Ash Murphy and Broken Hill soccer legend, Rudy Alagich, the game got underway with Anthony Berg being fouled in the penalty box for Celtic.
Bryan Seeborun took the strike and made no mistake and when Ash Smith scored, the green and white were ahead 2-0.
Young Hamish Inglis was playing strong in midfield and as half time arrived, the score sat at 3-1.
A final goal to captain Jamie Goldstone sealed the game shut and Celtic were the 4-1 victors.