Teams from Sutherland clubs represented six of the thirty association teams braving the brisk cold conditions on Sunday the 22nd of July on the quest for championship glory in the 2018 State Cup Finals
Overall it was clubs from the Sutherland Shire Football Association that grabbed the plaudits on a great day for the Association as our teams recorded five club victories in various age groups, as well as three new pieces of Football NSW silverware for our clubs to add to the trophy cabinet (named after former administrators, players and football advocates who have assisted in the development of the game in NSW).
Sutherland Shire Football Association’s W12’s from Sylvania Heights kicked off proceedings with a well-deserved victory against the Canterbury Football Association’s club the Concord Juniors to be awarded the Cheryl Salisbury Cup. (Click Here for FNSW Match Report.)
Sutherland’s female dominance continued with a win in the W16’s to Gymea United and Cronulla Seagulls winning the W18’s against a close Sutherland rival in Lilli Pilli.
The Robertson Cup, for the fourth year running, retained its residency within Sutherland, as the Cronulla Seagulls FC kept to tradition, defeating their opponent’s Balmain & District in a 5-nil white wash. (Click Here for FNSW Match Report.)
Concluding the day’s accolades, the Bill Cullinan Cup was taken home by the Kirrawee Kanagroos FC in what was a thrilling display of football. A game forced into extra time saw the Kanagroo’s break the hearts of their opponent Coogee United FC, but claim the victory in a game that had spectators on the edge of their seats for more than 90 minutes. (Click Here for FNSW Match Report.)
Hills, Southern Districts and South Coast Football Association followed up with two victories while Manly, Canterbury, & Granville each had a team that celebrated a Finals victory.
Congratulations to everyone involved in what was a glorious day for Football (especially SSFA Clubs and Teams).
2018 State Cup Finals Results
21 Balmain & District FC (Canterbury) 0 v Cronulla Seagulls FC (Sutherland) 5
AAM Coogee United FC -1 (Eastern Suburbs) 1 v Kirrawee Kanagroos FC (Sutherland) 2
12w Sylvania Heights FC (Sutherland Association) 2 v Concord Juniors (Canterbury) 0
16w Concord Juniors SC (Canterbury) 0 v Gymea United FC (Sutherland Association) 2
18w Lilli Pilli FC (Sutherland Association) 0 v Cronulla Seagulls FC (Sutherland Association) 5