GLOUCESTER Scorpions Soccer Club travelled to Tea Gardens for its annual gala day last Sunday.
The first game in division four saw Gloucester score a couple of quick goals that stunned Tea Gardens, but after that the game evened out.
Gloucester eventually scored another goal to come away with a 3-nil win.
The team was made up of William Forrester, Bianca Turner, Lucas Pope, Zac Schaefer, Luke Blanch, Dean Germon, Sam Whittaker and Blake Walker.
Thank you to Sean Forrester for managing the team.
The second game was a combination of players from division three and division two and was a great match to watch.
Gloucester won 4-nil.
Owen Tomlinson was named most valuable player by the referee.
Lane Edwards, Tomlinson, Kayden Schumann and Allarni Longbottom had some great runs and set up goals.
Harry Cole, Ethan Cawthorn, Isaac Earle-Broadley, Rohan Everett, Joesph Forrester, Aiden Hawkins, James Sepos and Emily Garnham all had blinders.
Gloucester division one and division two players combined for a hard-fought win against the Tea Gardens team.
The Gloucester team consisted of Jyah Bowden, Jarrod Chapman, Harrison Clarke, Dylan Schultz, Andrew Hughes, Bryce Lacey, Cody Longbottom, Kieran Schneider, Andrew Sun, Brodie Tull, Seamus Burke, Ben Cole and late fill ins Olivia Chapman and Harrison Earle-Broadley.
Both teams played strong aggressive football with the ball going from one end of the field to the other.
Gloucester passed the ball well, and with Harrison Clarke in the clear, the ball was firmly planted in the back of the net.
This was soon followed by a goal to Tea Gardens.
The second half saw Gloucester attack the goals well with Cody Longbottom, Jarrod Chapman and Bryce Lacey attacking all game.
Jyah Bowden, Brodie Tull and Harrison Earle-Broadley defended well and with sweeper Dylan Schultz marking the opposition strikers it was looking good for the team.
Andrew Hughes, Ben Cole and Andy Sun, together with Olivia Chapman, played well in the midfield.
Against the run of play Tea Gardens scored a good goal from close range.
The goal shocked Gloucester, but a move forward for Seamus Burke paid immediate dividends with a corner.
Harrison bent it like Beckham to see the ball deflect off the opposition and into the net.
The game was again tied at 2-all and it stayed that way until full time.
Extra time was played and Gloucester thought they might have it won when a slick pass saw Cody Longbottom slam the ball into the net, however, it was called back for offside.
Clarke looked like bagging three goals but was also called back due to an infringement.
Extra time ended with both sides still locked together and it came down to a penalty shootout.
Gloucester’s goalie Kieran Schneider knew the pressure he was facing, having already saved a barrage of shots in the match.
Tea Gardens found the net on four out of five occasions, but Gloucester went one better to take the win.