Weston Molonglo FC walked away with two wins from the Community League finals over the weekend, with State League Division 1 and Community League Division 4 taking home the trophies.
State League Division 1’s game was a nail-biter right to the last minute as crowds saw the 1-1 match head into a scoreless extra-time and then to penalties where Weston Molonglo sealed their victory.
Weston Molonglo FC Coach, Andrew Woods, was delighted to be a part of the club’s fourth consecutive State League 1 win.
“I think it was a close, hard battle,” Woods said. “I think both sides showed up and I think that it was fitting that both teams finished first and second, so it made for a good, epic game. I think overall we probably just deserved it a little bit more so very happy,”
ANU FC finished on top of the ladder so beating them from second place made the win that much sweeter for Weston, especially with tensions high between the two sides throughout the season.
Woods was pleased to see the team gel as well as they did, paying a special mention to those he felt shone throughout the match.
“There was some controversy when we played this team in the season with some decisions going against us,” Woods commented. “They secured the minor championship right until the end of the season, so we were very pumped to get a result over them today.
“We definitely pulled together as a team today, David Brouwer at the back he had an amazing game, he consistently has an amazing game. Caleb in the middle as well, he left everything on the field.”
Woods feels as though it has been a difficult season due to weather conditions and teammates absent which made it very stop-start.
Weston Molonglo’s State League 1 side has been together for several years now and Woods believes they have consistently played football to a high level. He says he has seen the most improvement in the attacking third.
Although they have not had the best run in the Capital Premier League competition, Woods thinks that winning in the league below should lift spirits and promote the club to those interested in becoming a part of the community.
“I think there is a lot of times in the season where the momentum kind of dropped but I think overall the season was good,” he said. “There was a couple of games where I think indiscipline cost us though. I have to be happy that we finished second, even if we should’ve finished first, and won the Grand Final.”
Words: Sonia Emanuel