Cobras trial will be harder for Savoy

Savoy this Saturday host Adelaide Cobras amateur Division 1 team and will debut its soccer at the new city complex on the Pirie West Oval after having the game against St Peters postponed due to heat three weeks ago.

However, since then the Green and Whites have trialled in Adelaide when it played SBS a past opponent of Savoy last season with the Vincent DeGioia coached team winning 8-4 in a comprehensive trial outing that produced all the goods that such pre-season events do and make use of.

But this second trial is expected to be a tougher exercise where Savoy is expected to match the visiting Cobras at the new soccer venue after some real good signs shown in the SBS trial.

The feature of Savoy’s away trial at Andrew Smith Drive Oval when they defeated a good SBS outfit 8-4 as both teams used the hot conditions quite well where four 22.5 minutes quarters were played with Savoy starting and also finishing strongly over its opponents.

Earlier, the Savoy Reserves were defeated 3-0 by SBS in a contest that the home team could find the net whereas Savoy was seen destroying many easy chances by poor kicking and some ordinary offensive soccer and bad passing.

However, in the main trial and Savoy’s first after the St Peters game was cancelled because of heat the previous week Sunday’s trial had all qualities both coaches would be pleased about in the careful planned full hit-out.

Savoy opened the scoring at the 18th, SBS then equalized at the 28th before the Green and Whites went to a 3-1 lead that marked the halfway mark of the Parafield Gardens trial game and one that saw some nice soccer.

The second part of the trial saw some evenly balanced soccer and after Savoy got to a 4-1 lead its soon saw SBS scoring goals and draw even at 4-4 against the Vincent DeGioia coached Port Pirie amateurs.

Savoy's converted penalty restored their lead before they upped their soccer with following goals and extend the score to 8-4 in a pleasing trial game that delivered all the elements in all positions on the park.

Savoy laid eyes on their new signing in Sunday’s handy trial and should be happy of what they saw, while the SBS run of goals mid-game where they fought back to level with their opponents should be addressed along with some offensive pieces of play that should have resulted in goals rather than missing the target.

Savoy's next trial will be on March 16 at the sports precinct's Pirie West Oval against Adelaide Cobras before playing Elizabeth Grove the following week again at home and against Division 1 opponents, while the trial against Renmark Olympic has not been confirmed.


Sat 23rd Feb SAVOY v St.PETERS postponed (Home)

Sun 3rd March SBS 4 SAVOY 8 (Away)

Sat 16th March SAVOY v COBRAS (Home)

Sat 23rd March SAVOY v ELIZABETH GROVE (Home)

Sat 30th March SAVOY v Renmark Olympic (Home) *unconfirmed*