Parkview Public School's Boys Soccer Team have made it three titles in succession after winning last Friday's LNPSSA Boys Soccer Championship at the Parkview PS Oval.
The opening game of the championship saw Parkview pitted against a determined Small Schools outfit. In a tense opening, Small Schools threatened to open the scoring before twin strikes from Riley Bradshaw and Tyler O'Connell gave Parkview a 2 goal buffer after 7 minutes. Small Schools continued to press before some individual brilliance from Thomas Heins in the midfield set up Tallis McMillan in the shadows of half time, McMillan calmly finishing from close range to give the hosts a 3 goal half time advantage.
Parkview came out full of running in the second half and were soon back on the scoreboard courtesy of a brilliant Ben Schmidt volley, before Thomas Heins got into the scoring act just two minutes later. Tyler O'Connell then set about scoring a second half hat-trick to bring his match tally to 4, before defenders Cody Browne and Jaxon Ryan put the icing on the cake of a 10-0 victory.
Round 1 Full Time
Parkview 10 (Riley Bradshaw 5', Tyler O'Connell 7', Tallis McMillan 15', Ben Schmidt 16', Thomas Heins 18', Tyler O'Connell 20', Tyler O'Connell 22', Cody Browne 25', Tyler O'Connell 27', Jaxon Ryan 29') defeated Small Schools 0.
The Final was a match up with Leeton Public School, and proved to be a high intensity affair characterised by slick ball movement and resolute defence. Parkview opened brightly and dominated midfield possession thanks to the deft passing combinations of Nicholas Croucamp and Brandon Crowe. Tyler O'Connell put the hosts ahead after 3 minutes and doubled the advantage after 9 minutes finishing off some slick lead up play from Tallis McMillan and Thomas Heins. Leeton PS then took over possession for the balance of the half and were unlucky not to pull a goal back on the stroke of half time, denied repeatedly by some brilliant goal keeping from Ryan Eade.
The second half continued as the first half ended with Leeton PS pressing early however strong defensive play and organisation from Cody Browne and Riley Bradshaw ensured the visitors were repelled and when Tyler O'Connell completed is hat trick after 25 minutes Parkview's victory was all but guaranteed. A fourth goal from O'Connell in ths shadows of full time completed a brilliant team effort on the day.
Final Full Time
Parkview 4 (Tyler O'Connell 3', 9', 25', 29') defeated Leeton PS 0.
Further reward for the Parkview team was the selection of seven team members in the 14 man LNPSSA Squad to contest the Riverina PSSA Soccer Championships on March 24th. Congratulations is extended to Tyler O'Connell, Tallis McMillan, Brandon Crowe, Riley Bradshaw, Thomas Heins, Ben Schmidt and Cody Browne on their selections.
Parkview will contest the Riverina Quarter Finals of the state knockout later in the year. Thanks is extended to all of the parents and carers who came to venue to support the boys and a special note of thanks to Micheal Ingram who refereed all four games hosted on the day.