A win over a team that had been unbeaten has helped the Gore Wanderers Black division two team add a piece of silverware to the club’s trophy cabinet.
The team won the division two cup, which the top four teams play for after the league competition is finished.
Wanderers coach Dave Muir said prior to playing Old Boys Black been beaten all season told his players “this is make or break” time.
“If we were able to pull off a result against Old Boys Black we would have a good chance of winning [the cup],” Muir said.
That is exactly what happened.
“Our boys pulled off an upset 2 to 1 win here in Gore which was a great result.
“I was absolutely rapt for the guys.”
The team drew its first game 1-all with Wyndham Town and won the next two games.
“That was enough for us to win the division two cup.”
“That was enough for us to win the division two cup”. Drawing with Wyndham also meant the team won the Robbie Walker Cup, which the two clubs played for each year.
If Wyndham had beaten Old Boys as well it was in with a chance to win the cup too, but fortunately for the Wanderers it did not, he said.
In the league the Wanderers had finished second.
“Our league form was solid without being spectacular.”
The cup was especially enjoyable after a loss to Old Boys and Wyndham in the league competition.
“To recover from that and win the cup round was just a great result from our guys, and credit to them for putting in the effort through the season to get a bit fitter and be able to play 90 minutes of football.”