Western Suburbs Titans Do It Again!
After successfully defending their title as the recent Professionals Football Tournament the 10th grade Titans headed for the Douglas Villa tournament full of confidence.Dubbed the pool of death the Titans were in the same pool as the number two and three seeded teams in the Wellington Travel A league. Glorious sunshine greeted the teams as they went to battle.
First up the Titans played Douglas Villa and won convincingly 3-0 before going on to beat BNU 2-0. Next up was the very strong Onslow team. It was a game played at a fierce pace with some outstanding football on display. Jameel Ali scored the winner in a tense 1-0 victory although it would be fair to say Wests were the dominant team.
Next up was effectively the quarter final against Lower Hutt who have developed well this year. Joe Godden was on hand to score the winner and the team played composed football to close out the game.
On to Karori in the semi. As the team started to show wear and tear from all the football during the day they used the ball very effectively. Georgia Nairne, Ethan Phelan and Jacob Wyness were stoic at the back and repelled everything Karori could throw at them. Jarrod McKechnie showed his class by running the midfield and directing play. A 2-0 victory saw the Titans go into the final against the highly fancied Miramar side.
What an exhibition in football. With tired legs the Titans played with maturity beyond their years and knocked the football around patiently. The end result was an emphatic 5-2 win. Ethan Kedzlie proved his worth with a tireless effort in midfield. Jake Eagar showed some fantastic passing skills constantly moving the ball forward to William Sule up front. The Titans glove man Camden Feint had little to do all day but was very hard to get past.
As the final whistle went the Titan parents showed their appreciation for all the hard work the Titans had put in for the day. From two tournaments the Titans have only conceded three goals and now look forward to defending their title in Taupo in the middle of October.