Monday June 9th – Hensley Athletic Field – ESFA Women’s Cup and ESFA Trophy Finals
The Stands were full of supporters. The day was cold but the atmosphere was anything but.
We had sunshine, we had rain, we had blood and bruises – and that was just the women’s game!
A special mention to UNSW Goalkeeper who needed to leave the field of play due to injury and stayed in the dugout with her team mates until the final whistle and a very concerning and caring Maccabi team officials who assisted in the provision of first aid.
The young Maccabi team took on the youngsters from UNSW in a brilliant display of women’s football, proving that skill and speed is not reserved for the Men’s competition. The first half saw some very even displays of skill and determination in an entertaining game.
Maccabi proved their dominance in the second half, coming out victors with a 4-1 win.
We thank both teams for their sportsmanship and playing in the spirit of the beautiful game.
The men’s game was always going to be referred to as the fathers and sons game. The wisdom and experience of the Pagewood Botany FC’s Over 45s taking on the exuberant and younger Maroubra United AA7s.
It was a game of high drama. A game that could have gone either way. Lights were needed at 4:00pm due to the torrential downpour of rain. Both teams played an exceptionally high standard of football though in the end youth became the winner with Maroubra United winning a very tightly fought match, 2-1 in extra time. It was 120 minutes of highly spirited action!
We would wish to thank all Clubs who entered the two competitions and thank the four clubs in the two finals for their enthusiastic support.
Special mention of our Match Officials for their professionalism and commitment.