Inaugural Sid Sanderson Cup

This holiday break was a productive period for our senior footballers. The holidays saw a mixed squad of 1st, 2nd and 16A players compete in the inaugural Sid Sanderson Cup at St Pius against St Ignatius’, Sydney Grammar and hosts St Pius in attendance.

The day began with a match against St Ignatius’ Riverview, conceding early and eventually losing 2-1. Harry Vale was a standout performer, making an energetic impact after being substituted on in the 2nd half and getting on the scoresheet for King’s.

The second match against Sydney Grammar was a little more disappointing, and although the boys worked hard to stay competitive, we often lacked composure in front of goal and lost 2-0. The last match was always going to be the most difficult of the day. Playing against a very strong St Pius XI that had not conceded a goal in their last 500 odd minutes of competitive play, we put in an excellent showing, lifting against the tough opposition and were able to put a goal past their impressive back four. Alex Jarrett broke down the left side of the pitch, outpacing his opposite number and put a clean shot past their keeper from about 20 metres out. Unfortunately for our boys, the St Pius attack was very classy and we lost the match.

Despite our difficult string of results, the boys gained valuable experience from this tournament, maintaining their touch in the holiday period and keeping themselves well-disciplined for defending our current top position in both the 1st and 2nd XI GPS tournaments.

Peter Denyer
Master in Charge

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