Caspers outclassed at Inverell
The Caspers travelled to Inverell on Saturday with the minor premiership up for grabs. With plenty to play for the Casper’s prepared themselves well before the game and were ready to take on the Inverell outfit.
The game started out sloppy with the boys struggling on the rough surface that the Inverell side were relishing, stringing together a lot of passes and frustrating the Caspers attack by giving them no time on the ball.
But the Caspers were warming up to their task until a ball into the Casper’s box took an unlucky deflection off a defender and found its way into the net. Five minutes later it was a carbon copy of the first goal when a scramble in the box took another deflection and the score was 2-0.
This was only the start of the horror when Coach Corby reacted verbally to some people who should not have been sitting on the reserve bench and was surprisingly given his marching orders, following this the Inverell side added another goal to give them a 3-0 lead at half time.
The boys were deflated but never stopped trying and although they never created many opportunities in the second half their defence held strong only letting in one goal in the second half making the final score 4-0.
The boys must regroup quickly as they must travel to Inverell this weekend with the winner going straight into the Grand Final. I’m sure the boys will prepare well and are looking forward to the challenge ahead and remember a week is a long time in sport.
Guyra went to Inverell in a must-win to make the semis in what was always going to be a tough game. The 2nd grade Casper’s were sitting 5th and a win would see them make 4th. Beating the top of the comp was going to be hard at their home ground and was made harder with Inverell sitting 1st graders.
Despite this Guyra came out strong and applied the pressure early but were unable to find the net. Four players came extremely close with Maddi Morgan, Rheece Handebo and Scotty Miller all having on target shots, but the closest came from Jessie Baker who had one of his best games all year almost scoring twice.
Even with the whole team putting in 110% against the Inverell side and leaving it all on the field, Guyra went down 4-0 to end their season after a strong run to the finals.
Points this week were Cooper Stanley 3, Carly Harman 2 and Maddi Morgan 1. The coach would like to thank all the players and their family for the enjoyable year and hopes to see many of you back again next season.