They’re simply the best

Red Devils take home two titles in AWFA grand finals
CUP CHAMPIONS: Wangaratta City’s U16 boys were already league champions, but also claimed the premiership cup with an emphatic 6-1 win over Myrtleford in the grand final at Albury’s Jelbart Park yesterday. Pictured after the win are (back, from left) Craig Cartright (coach) Brad O’Meara, James Pastor, Kheda Stevenson, Joel Palmer, Alex Reid, Alex Antonello, Matt Jordan, Daniel Kioses, Josh Taylor, Jack Rochford, Anthony Pasquali (asst coach); (front, from left) Aaron Taylor, Lachlan Busk, Tim Feehan, Cody Cartright, Ryley Pasquali, Lachlan Campbell, Seb Pasquali. PHOTO: Marley Stephenson

IT was a hugely successful day for Wangaratta City at yesterday’s Albury/Wodonga Football Association grand finals with both the under 12 and under 16 sides claiming titles.

The under 12s overcame Albury Hotspurs 4-1 while the under 16 side motored home in the second half to defeat archrival Myrtleford 6-1.

Having finished on top of the ladder, the victories saw both teams go home with the League-Cup double.

Heading into the match surpremely confident, the under 16s produced a solid first half to go into the break 2-0 up.

The Savoys hit back with an early goal in the second half but between Seb Pasquali (four goals) and Kheda Stevenson (two), the Red Devils always had the match in their keeping.

“The boys did really well,” coach Craig Cartwright said.

“The first 10 minutes after half time has always been our worst period and that was the same – Myrtleford got to 2-1.

“But I said to Tony Pasquali that our boys fitness would get them over the line and I was right – we came home over the top of them.”

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