After a round of great Soccer in this year’s Rawson Cup, St Paul’s came in second overall to St Andrew’s.
St Paul’s overcame Wesley in the final round to achieve a nail-biting finish at the University Oval Number 2. Below is a description of the match, written by William Evans, and a link to a quick video.
Match Report by Will Evans
It was a nail-biting finish at University Oval Number 2 yesterday between St Paul’s College and Wesley College. The game was a close, hard-fought encounter between two strong sides. A very skillful free kick from Adam Prentice was the only thing separating the sides at half time and Paul’s took a 1-0 lead into the sheds.
In the second half the Paul’s side defended their lead courageously against a very dangerous Wesley attack who threatened to score number of times. Despite desperate defense from Paul’s, Wesley scored a late equalizer with very little regular time to play.
This didn’t deter the Paul’s side who came back determined to avoid extra time. Another free kick from Adam Prentice in the last play of the game saw captain Matt Hooke score a brilliant winning goal with a header.
The last minute equalizer means that Paul’s has finished second overall in their Rawson Soccer campaign, a fine effort. Special congratulations must go to convenors Max Glanville, Sam Mills and Sam Woods, as well as captain Matt Hooke and coach Hugo McWilliam.