Congratulations to Belmont FC’s under 18’s who won their Grand Final today in a tightly contested match against Singleton. It was a match play in good spirit by both teams but that by no means detracts from the toughness of the game.
Belmont hit the cross bar twice, once off of Brandon Greenwood’s head and later from a sweetly struck shot from Joel Blackburn’s right boot but were not able to find the back of the net in regular time.
The game went into extra time with a extra 20 minutes to be played (10 minutes each way). Late into the second half of extra time and Nick Elliot was fouled in the box and was awarded a penalty. With just 3 minutes left on the clock, Nick kept his nerve and placed the penalty to the left of the keeper and into the net. The one goal was enough to separate the teams and secure victory for the Belmont FC team.
Congratulations to Dave Grew (Coach), Steve Veale (Manager) and all of the players on what has been a successful season.
Thanks to Brian Starrett and Cameron Starrett for the photos that have been used in the gallery.