Scots Football flexes muscle against St Josephs
After a disappointing performance and result on Thursday in the CIS Cup, the 1st XI demonstrated great character by bouncing back to beat Joeys in a thrilling 4-3 victory.
With shirts still up for grabs before the start of the season, the boys were aware that a solid displays, both individually and as a unit, were needed. Scots got off to a dream start with 1sts debutant Lachlan Millist scoring with a well taken goal in the opening minutes. Goals were then added by James Spyrakis and Will Cooper which left Scots in control of the game. More goals could’ve been added through Kurtis Gourlas who was giving the Joey’s right back a torrid afternoon, and his sumptuous left foot volley from just inside the box was inches away from seeing the boys go in 4-0 up. Instead however, a lack of concentration at the back gifted Joeys a goal on the stroke of half time, which meant a slightly different spin for the interval’s team-talk.
Joey’s came out for the second half with renewed belief and began to find some rhythm in their passing, particularly on the break, which Scots struggled to get to grips with. With 10 mins remaining Scots’ lead had evaporated and it appeared that Joeys had the momentum to go on and win the game. However, Will Cooper had other ideas and his clinical header from a well delivered free kick looped over the keeper, and Scots shut up shop to see the game out.
Overall this was a well deserved victory for the boys who showed sound strength and belief in themselves to dig out a result. Credit must go to Joey’s 1st XI who never gave up, and played some attractive football. The win for the 1st XI sets the boys up nicely for what will no doubt be another tough challenge against Newington next week.