The Trafalgar Victory FC Under 14 Boys team finished the 2015 home and away season with a 20-0 smashing of bottom placed Traralgon City White. It was indeed a goal festival with just about every player cashing in on the opportunity. There were many first for the season, including:
- Aedan Rothmeier’s first goal in 2 years
- Lachlan Burke’s first run upfront for the season, resulting in 3 goals
- Captain and centre-half defender Stuart Beckley’s first goal of the season
- Left back Michael Wallace’s first goal of the season
- Central attacking midfielder Michael Judd’s double
- Logan Winter’s amazing 9 goal match
The only statistic that alluded the Trafalgar team was Jack O’Connor’s first every goal at the club. This wasn’t from a lack of support, as his team mates presented Jack with at least ten straight in front scoring opportunities. Poor Jack managed to miss to the left, miss to the right, missed over the crossbar and into the uprights. It just wasn’t his day.
The team played almost the perfect match as far as coach Mark was concerned. Prior to the game the group talked about the need to pass the ball around and to link up the various lines through accurate and strong passing. The boys indeed delivered some fine passing and carried the ball really nicely all match. This style of play continued into the attacking box where several of the goals were simple knock ins. It was indeed a real joy for players, coach and spectators alike.
The team have now finished 6th on the 12 team ladder with a tally of 6 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws. Mind you five of those losses have come against the top four teams, two of which were a single goal margin. The boys now look set to face off against East Gippsland in week one of the final series. To date the two teams have played twice, with both matches ending in a draw. There is certainly no fear from the Trafalgar camp, with players and coach alike, confident about their prospects in a weeks time.
The TVFC team now eagerly await confirmation of their quarter-final opponent and the venue of the match. The team has come so far this season and today’s result demonstrated just what the boys are capable of when everyone is on the same page and playing as a team. It truly was awesome watching the boys play today and hopefully they now have a better understanding of how to play football as one complete team. Great game boys.