By Barry Irving
IT was a sensational finish to a stellar season for Rosebud Heart. With 18 wins from 18 home-and-away games the team had reason to believe that they could go all the way and win the state championship.
But, in their way were RMIT FC – the champions of State North 5.
In a sensational final, Heart’s Daniel Hodge scored the opening goal before RMIT equalised, making the scores one-all at full time.
This was the closest to losing a game the Heart’s had been all season.
The players regrouped and, in the penalty shootout, both teams went goal-for-goal with Heart goalkeeper Sean Skelly pulling off two brilliant saves. This left Heart’s Beau Sharpe to bury the winning goal into the back of the net to give Heart a fantastic win – and the state championship.
After a season of hard work and dedication the fairytale finish was a fine result for a club in its second year – a fantastic reward for players, coach, parents and sponsors.
New players of all ages are welcome to contact Jason Symonds, 0473 888 847.