Grand final appearances for two Grenfell junior soccer sides

Last Saturday proved to be very exciting as Mitton Bros Under 12’s and Hardy’s Garage Under 14’s battled out semi- finals and finals in a double-header over at Young’s Gus Smith Oval. 

Mitton Bros took on McCafe at 10am in a very close semi-final and proved to be too strong taking away a 2 – nil victory. This then put them into the finals at 2pm to play their arch rivals, Bargwanna and Gerrard.

Early goals in the final to Zoe Gavin be very exciting as Mitton Bros Under 12’s and Hardy’s Garage Under 14’s battled out semi- finals and finals in a double-header over at Young’s Gus Smith Oval. 

Mitton Bros took on McCafe at 10am and Ebony Meier put Grenfell in a dominant position and Young could not reel the team back. The final score was 4 – 1 and the team is to be congratulated on how well they played against such tough opponents.

Mitton Bros will now contest the grand final in Young against their other arch rival - they have a few - Harvey Norman.

Meanwhile, Hardy’s Garage Under 14’s fought their own battles.

Their semi-final was against Back 2 Back, a team who had defeated our players 5 – 0 in the last encounter.

Grenfell took the field determined to make this a very different game. In short succession Kurtis Meier landed 3 goals and then, supported by James Day with 2 and Jaykob Gavin with 1, they quickly built a tally of 6 goals to nil.

Young did come back and the final score was 6 -3.

This meant the Under 14’s had to take on Eagle Boys in the final at the same time as the 12’s battled out their game.

The five families with a child on each field were wheeling from one exciting moment on one field to the other.

Even unrelated spectators were caught up in the atmosphere.

Hardy’s Garage faced much stronger opposition in this match. Defence and attack were evenly matched and when the game ended at 1 -1 no-one was surprised.

Twenty minutes of extra time had to be played to determine the result.

This is when our team, tired, with no subs and two injured players, really shone.

Each player excelled in their role and,despite Young breaching our defence and landing a goal, the players never gave up.

Corner after corner was taken and Grenfell definitely had the majority of possession.

However, it was not to be and when the whistle finally blew the team had lost 2 -1.

They should not be discouraged as in their last 4 matches they have played marvellous soccer.

Now time will tell if Mitton Bros Under 12’s can do what no Grenfell junior soccer team has done for many years and that is win a grand final.

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