Majos set for a big season
GRAFTON Majos senior men's soccer team excelled at the weekend in the annual Nambucca Cup competition.
Majos reached the semi-finals.
As many as 18 teams travelled from as far as Sydney to compete in the round-robin event.
With Majos moving into the combined CoffsClarence Valley Premier League Division this year, coach Jaimie Harris saw the tournament as an opportunity for the young team to sample the competition and gain some experience. They did that, and landed themselves a spot in the semi-finals on Sunday.
Majos played four 30-minute games on Saturday, finishing the day with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against the strong, newly formed Valley United.
Majos finished equal first in their pool, and advanced to the quarter-finals on Sunday. This game saw them defeat the highly rated West Pymble team with the game decided by a penalty shoot-out.
Keeper Michael Beehag saved the winner after eight players from each side had stepped up to the penalty spot.
The semi-final against Sawtell lacked the intensity Majos had displayed in their earlier games and Sawtell scored the only goal of the game in the first half.
Jaimie Harris was pleased with the performance of the team, with only one loss from six games, and felt the trip was of benefit to their pre-season preparation.
Players are still welcome for all grades ? first and reserve grades as well as a team in the local competition.
Training is at Rushworth Park on Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm.
With the season kicking off mid-April, Majos are in need of sponsors.
For details of sponsorship packages contact Jaimie on 0404 942096.