Mens O/35 Division 1 Final: Everlast vs. Tri-Nations
Everlast and Tri-Nations faced off in the Mens O/35 Division 1 final. Having both already played and won semi-final games that same evening, there was always going to be the challenge of playing competitively when extremely tired.
Everlast started the game strongly when they made Tri-Nations pay for an aggressive tackle just outside the circle by belting the ball into the top right corner for a 1-0 lead. Everlast then failed to maintain their lead with Tri-Nations scoring two goals in quick succession. Tri-Nations poached a goal from the edge of the circle after a quality through ball from the halfway line to even the score. Shortly after they took the lead with another shot from long range.
However Everlast showed that they weren’t going to go down without a fight despite being tired and levelled the game shortly before halftime with a brilliant shot from in close on the left side with the shot squeezing past the keeper into the top right corner.
Everlast started strongly in the second half with a lot of of attacking intent. After a period of sustained pressure and a few missed opportunities they took the lead with a shot from the edge of the circle that hit the left post and went in.
They never looked back from there and put the contest beyond Tri-Nations with a final goal that stemmed from a sharp series of passing through the middle of the pitch that led to a one-on-one chance with the keeper with the shot slotted into the bottom left corner.
The final score was 4-2 with Everlast champions of the Mens O/35 Division 1 competition and Tri-Nations finishing runners up.
A big congratulations to everyone who played in the summer competition.