SAVOY Soccer Club won its first senior premiership in 20 years with an impressive 2-1 home victory against Angle Vale at Savoy Park on Saturday.
The game was preceded by a minute’s silence to honour recently-deceased club legend Carlo Grmsek before Ray and Heather Patek spread his ashes on the field, as per his last request.
The pre-match proceedings must have inspired the players as the entire team played a fantastic match to both honour Grimsek and secure the premiership.
The Green-and-Whites went into the final match of the season already assured of promotion after an excellent season took them to the top the ladder.
Savoy had a strong finish to the season, beating Bosna the week before the Angle Vale match, a win that secured their promotion. Round 16 typified their record-breaking season, beating ISC Raptors for the first time ever, resulting in them leapfrogging the Raptors and placing them in first position.
“It is great to finally win a premiership after so long,” said captain Rhys Gillett.
“It has been 20 years in the making so it has been great work from all the boys to make it happen.”
The premiership has been a team effort, with people both on and off the field working hard to help the team succeed.
“I am proud of the hard work and dedication the boys showed this year. They deserve congratulations on being premiers,” said Joseph Amato who coached the team to the flag.
The boys went out to paint the town green on “Mad Monday” after having secured the club’s first premiership since 1994.
Questionable characters made appearances, including several players showing their more feminine side and beloved childhood characters B1 and B2 from Bananas in Pyjamas fame attending the well-earned festivities.