Clean sweep for Karratha at soccer comp

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
Braiden Irwin, 11, kicks a goal to seal victory for Karratha in the under-11s.
Camera IconBraiden Irwin, 11, kicks a goal to seal victory for Karratha in the under-11s. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr

Karratha’s junior soccer stars found the back of the net to sweep the field at the 2017 Pilbara Soccer Championships, held at the Leisureplex last weekend.

Teams travelled from Newman and Port Hedland to compete in the two-day competition, but it was the home side who rose to record victories in every age group.

Ayba Bakes and Chevelle Davis compete for the ball in midfield.
Camera IconAyba Bakes and Chevelle Davis compete for the ball in midfield. Credit: Pilbara News

Newman played Karratha in the under-17s final, and some strong defence and outstanding goal-keeping kept the scores at 0-0.

As players tired, the game opened up and Karratha’s forwards took advantage, slotting three goals to win 3-0.

Charlie Srisukkham lobs the ball over Callum Lawler in the under-9s Karratha v Hedland game.
Camera IconCharlie Srisukkham lobs the ball over Callum Lawler in the under-9s Karratha v Hedland game. Credit: Pilbara News

It was a goalfest in the under-13s final between Karratha and Port Hedland.

Karratha’s midfield proved agile, feeding plenty of ball forward to help their team to a 10-2 win.

Newman's Jobe Bakes finds clear space in the under-11s game.
Camera IconNewman's Jobe Bakes finds clear space in the under-11s game. Credit: Pilbara News

Karratha’s under-11s had a tough scrap against Port Hedland, but a late goal to Braiden Irwin sealed the game 2-0 in the home side’s favour.

And in the under-9s, Karratha and Port Hedland played an exciting end-to-end game, which saw the home team prevail 3-1.

Hayden Peron and Dom Algeri in the Karratha v Hedland under 11's game.
Camera IconHayden Peron and Dom Algeri in the Karratha v Hedland under 11's game. Credit: Pilbara News
Karratha's Bella Mary Ugiagbe moves the ball through midfield against Newman.
Camera IconKarratha's Bella Mary Ugiagbe moves the ball through midfield against Newman. Credit: Pilbara News
Banjo McCarthy, 17, and Grahame Murphy, 15, compete for the ball in the under 17's final.
Camera IconBanjo McCarthy, 17, and Grahame Murphy, 15, compete for the ball in the under 17's final. Credit: Pilbara News

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