Challenge Cup Soccer - Rd.2
v Seaford (home Rd.8) Sun, June 23
Savoy entered into a two week period of idleness with the recent long weekend being the normal mid-season break even though it is mathematically not, and is followed by this Saturday and Sunday's SAASL Cup round two tournament that that the Vincent DeGioia coached locals never nominated due to different reasons.
But go back to Savoy's recent round seven fixture against Macedonia United where they won 3-1 in Adelaide and has claimed an impressive and near-perfect performance in Division 2 Sunday soccer being undefeated and having won five and drawn twice.
And what makes Savoy's fine record even better is the fact that they have played five away and only two games at home being the Memorial Oval Sports Precinct.
Wins have been against Munno Para, current league leader Para Hills East, West Adelaide Raptors, Rowe Park and Macedonia United and draws against West Beach and Noarlunga United.
A QUICK GLANCE
Rd. 1 v Munno Para (away) - Savoy in their kick-off fixture in Division 2 opened its season with a win leading 2-0 at the long break before both teams scored goals in the second half with the Green and Whites winning 3-1.
Rd. 2 v Para Hills East (away) - Up against a stronger opponent Savoy was off to a good start when Leonard Habonimana scored at the 12th minute and kept that score at halftime, and in a workmanlike second period against the rough and tough East outfit it was Habonimana and AJ Sabimana that combined to get a second for a 2-0 win.
Rd. 3 v West Beach (home) - Debut game at the Sports Precinct and Savoy again started well and led 1-0 at the break, dominated early but then found the visiting West Beach fighting back to equalize in a game substitutes did the trick.
Rd. 4 v WA Raptors (away) - Highly competitive encounter against a top rated opponent where a costly turnover saw the visitors trail before some good second half soccer saw Savoy kick two unanswered goals to win the game - Carlo Librino and keeper Nathan Brook were good.
Rd. 5 v Noarlunga United (away) - Under lights cold and slippery with Savoy's Kynan Crouch giving his team the lead at the half hour mark, but the Green and Whites could not buy a second and allowed the home team the equalizer with the last kick of the night.
Rd. 6 v Rowe Park (home) - In game that Savoy dominated at its second try at the precinct, the locals opened the scoring and went to a 3-1 lead before finding their opponents mount a late charge and finally win 3-2 and a fourth win.
Rd. 7 v Macedonia United (away) - Second place Savoy took on cellar dwellers Macedonia and played strongly but only led 1-0 at the break, then scored another two for 3-0 before conceding one and win 3-1 against a team that will get better.
NEXT LEAGUE FIXTURE
Round 8 - v SEAFORD, Sun 23rd June, Memorial Oval Sports Precinct
- JOHN BELLIFEMINI