UNDER 20S STILL IN HUNT FOR TITLE
Get the calculators out, it looks to be a crazy finish to this year’s U20s NPL2 East!
With Box Hill sitting top by 1 point over Eastern Lions, a win against Dandenong City on Saturday will see them crowned as champions unless we can find 31 goals and 2 wins in 2 games! Failure to win for Box Hill however will make it very interesting! A win against Nunawading and then in our catch up game against Brunswick City will see us take the title, as long as Box Hill do not beat Dandenong City away from home. However Eastern Lions are still in the hunt and could sneak the title also.
Got that? The final day mathematical possibilities are ever present on the final day of the season throughout the world!
Under 20s Co-Coach Elliot Jones knows that nothing matters in any other games if United fail to win on Saturday and is trying to keep the boys in their usual routine.
“We will prepare as usual. We will take what we’ve learnt from our first match against them and come in with a plan but we’ve played 27 must win games already this year so this week is no different.”
Knowing that his team are still in with a shot at the U20s NPL2 East title though is very exciting for the club’s future.
“Just to be competing for the title is a great reflection of the talent that we have in this area. It would be great reward for the boys and the commitment shown throughout the year. The boys would love to win Murray United’s first piece of silverware and create their own bit of history.”
But Jones does not want to be caught up in the usual hype for the final day with scores coming in through text message or Twitter.
“Ha-ha absolutely not! I won’t be wanting live updates during the game. Our sole focus is on what we can control which is winning our match and whatever will be, will be.”
Under 20s skipper Harry Drummond thinks that a title win would be fantastic for the team and the club.
“Yeah it’s a great achievement and it shows how far the boys have come to back our first strong season up with another. It would mean everything, it’s why we train so hard and give so much of our time to the team and for each other.”
And asked what it would be like to be the first Murray United captain to lead a side to a title..
“That would be a great personal achievement for myself, but it is the boys themselves who have put in the hard yards for each other to get us to where we are, that’s why we are such a great team.”
This all depends on Box Hill United not leaving Frank Holohan Soccer Complex with anything less than 3 points. It’s a tall order, but as we know with football, the final day can throw up some surprises. All you can do is focus on what you can control. Live updates from all games will be made throughout the day over the stadium PA and on Twitter! Follow #U20TitleRace on Saturday from 1pm for updates from all 3 matches that could affect the race.