Caspers season over
The Caspers were at home against TAS in the qualifying final on a very wild windy day. The boys gathered early at the ground to prepare themselves for what they knew would be a very challenging game against a young and enthusiastic team in very tough conditions.
The start of the game was frantic and it seemed to take the Caspers a while to get into the game with the TAS side dominating early possession. This was rewarded 25 minutes into the game when a TAS attacker found his way through the Caspers defence and calmly slotting the ball past the outstretched arms of Des Walls.
This seemed to wake the boys from their slumber and the remainder of the half was played end to end as the Caspers tried everything at the end of the first half to try and find the equalizer but went in a goal down at half time.
The boys were upbeat at half time, believing they were gaining the upper hand but knew they had to start the second half well to get back into the game. This is exactly what the Caspers did as they began the second half dominating the TAS side and pushing hard for a goal, which came through some magic build up and a flying header by Corby levelling the score.
The best was yet to come when five minutes later a ball found its way to Harrison Dowden outside the box and he unleashed a powerful shot leaving the TAS keeper no chance and the Caspers were suddenly a goal up.
The boys continued dominating and looked as though they would kick away with the game when some good build up on counter attack once again found a TAS striker in the clear and levelling the score at 2-2. This is how it remained until full time and the game was going to extra time.
For the majority of extra time the Caspers dominated and had at least five shots thwarted by the TAS keeper. They kept pushing but could not break the deadlock and the game went to a penalty shootout.
This is a tough way to decide a game and the Caspers went down 8-7 leaving them devastated but the Casper supporters letting the boys know they were proud of their efforts. The boys should be proud of themselves and I believe with the youth of the team these boys will benefit from the experience and could dominate this competition for years to come.
Hold your heads high boys, all of you should be proud. The Casper’s would like to thank their loyal followers for their support over the whole season, we truly do have the best fans in the game.
Also, presentation day for both Junior and Senior players will be held at the Guyra Recreational grounds on Saturday 21st September 2019, with the Junior presentation commencing at 11am. There will be a BBQ lunch and we ask that everyone wear their Guyra United Jersey, shirts or hoodies to the day. All playing jerseys must be handed back on the day. Thank you. See you all there.