Eden’s Killer Whales are “buoyant” following their grand final wins on the weekend in both the women’s and under 14 games.
For the junior side, it was the first time they’d reached a soccer grand final in five seasons – and they did it in dominating style.
The youngsters lost only two games all season – both to a strong Bega side. But they turned the tables in their third encounter late in the season.
“Even when they faced each other for a third game they gave them a 3-0 head start,” club president Adam Donaldson said.
“But they were able to fight back and win comprehensively 5-3.”
The Eden under 14s also had to play catchup in Sunday’s final against Merimbula White, forcing extra time with an equaliser only minutes from full time.
The final score was 3-2 in thei Killer Whales’ favour.
“It was a real roller coaster for their dear old parents on the sideline,” Donaldson said.
“A lot of these kids have been playing since under 7s. There’s only a handful that haven’t played a lot of years.
“We haven’t always had a strong team. They’ve known their share of defeat and copped some floggings over the years.
“But they have stuck with it, and even handed out a few of their own this year!
“It’s been a long time between celebrations, but it was a triumphant day for them.”
Meanwhile, the Killer Whale ladies also had a joyful day, defeating Pambula 5-0 in their grand final match-up.
- Pictured are Eden Killer Whales Under 14s: (back from left) Riley Donaldson, Will Robinson, (middle row) Imogen Webster, Francis Clulow, Jake Griffin, Sean Terry, Lachlan Mitchell, Reid Oliver, coach Paul Webster, (front) Isabelle Dickson, Elyshia Westley, Liam Griffin, Zak Kelly, Charlie Mitchell and goal keeper Cody McCamish. Absent: Oliver Bain and Natalie Richardson
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