South's juniors victorious
AN INFLUX of junior talent has South Services’ Third Grade soccer officials beaming with confidence after an opening day victory against Majos Mad Dogs on Saturday.
The two clubs met in a round one encounter at Rushforth Park that was expected to prove easy pickings for a South side stacked with talent.
But the hosts were forced to grind their way to a 3-2 triumph – and it was not the usual suspects who did the damage.
But this was the most pleasing aspect for team representative Brett Collison.
“Probably the best thing for us was there were a couple of junior players who made debuts for us,” Collison said.
“That was going to be a telling factor in the game.”
One of the youngsters put his name in lights with a two-goal cameo.
Jerry Daley’s brace and a goal to Pete Taylor helped wrap up the points.
But Collison knows much more is needed after getting a shock with the standard of the Majos.
“It was a very even game,” Collison said.
“Anyone could have won it right to the end.
“I think it (the league) will be a bit closer than what we thought.”
In a league featuring heavy-hitters the Westlawn Panthers, Collison tipped dark horses Coutts Crossing as a team to watch.
As for his own squad, Collison has eyes on a top-four finish.