Savoy to play top team Para Hills West

We cannot expect much from Savoy in its second straight away, and another Saturday afternoon, Division 2 game when the green-and-whites play top team and almost faultless Para Hills West at Manor Oval in round 12 of amateur soccer.

The front running and bold league leaders who last week defeated Salisbury Florina in a Challenge Cup third round game 4-3 are expected to run over Savoy going on its recent 3-0 win over Gully City who three weeks ago defeated the locals 4-0 at Savoy Park.

And the obvious analysis on Saturday’s contest simply suggests that the Para Hills outfit will add its 11th win from 12 games played and continue its merry way in a near unblemished soccer season.  

Unfortunately, Savoy’s season is the opposite to its opponents and no scope of improving it with seven rounds of soccer after Saturday’s Manor Oval encounter against the Para Hills outfit.  

Recent 0-3 losses, a 0-4 defeat against Gully City, 1-5 defeat by WA Raptors and a 2-3 loss to West Beach including a 1-1 draw with Munno Para has destroyed the green-and-white’s season with the West Beach home loss labelled its best effort from what probably is a dejected Matthew Black-coached Savoy team.

They were outclassed in the goalkicking department again in its Saturday afternoon round 11 game against Plympton Bulldogs in Adelaide when it lost 0-3 as the Matthew Black coached green-and-whites suffered its eighth loss for the season in a despairing Division 2 soccer season for the locals.

Savoy lost its last league game against Plympton Bulldogs 0-3 away in Adelaide and Para Hills had little worry against Gully City two weeks ago, and there is no other way of looking at the locals after so many weeks of unproductive soccer.

Too many excuses have been made already about Savoy’s inept performances that have developed through the lack of depth, slim recruiting and the necessary objectives that formerly go with all soccer seasons and some that have not been addressed at Savoy Park.

Para Hills West record shows it has kicked 32 goals and conceded just 10. Savoy has scored just nine times and conceded 30 goals.

Regrettably Savoy coach Matthew Black has little to change when it comes to his playing group and on gameday, and in another Saturday afternoon away game it will be simply another loss for the green-and-whites against the imposing number one Division 2 team.


The Savoy Reserves who are in seventh position would like a win against the second-ranked Para Hills West who have lost on three occasions in a contest that a good Savoy result would elevate the green-and-whites to third or fourth spot depending on other results.

The green-and-white Reserves finished hard against Plympton Bulldogs and almost overran the home team when it pegged back a 0-2 halftime deficit to lose 2-3 two weeks ago in its Saturday away game.

Para Hills West last league game was a 3-3 draw with Gully City.