Disciples win Futsal

It was like Christmas when the two teams came together at the end. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.
It was like Christmas when the two teams came together at the end. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

The Disciples' are the new Nyngan Futsal (indoor soccer) champions for 2017.

After remaining undefeated through the fourteen rounds, Stu Rufus' team were odds-on to take out the title (like the Melbourne Storm) but Toby Miles' 'Team Discovery' side had other ideas.

In the major semi-final Team Discovery convincingly defeated The Disciples sending shockwaves through Sportsbet and TAB websites.

The Disciples had to do it the hard way and win a hard fought final against Elvina Hughan's 'Young Ones' to seek a chance at redemption in the grand final.

On grand final night, in front of a vocal crowd, the two top teams traded shot for shot with the defence of both sides shining through in the first half to finish at 2-2 at the break.

However, a crucial injury to Luke Matheson really affected the flow of 'Team Discovery' and despite a determined effort by Tim Walsh, Grace Ryan, Bianca Scott, Erin Kendall and Natalie Bulmer, 'The Disciples' were simply too good.

Irish Pete has been a standout all year along with the most improved player of 2017 Alex Toole and with Jordan Rufus making some terrific saves in goals, the final score ballooned out to 11-3. 

A huge thanks to the eight teams who participated this year. It was the closest comp in years and the quality only gets better each time.

Keep your ear to the ground around March next year if you want to join this exciting competition.