Brothers youths 1-1 Ingham youths (Giacomi, 67’).
A LATE penalty denied Ingham youths victory against Brothers as the sides drew 1-1 at Brolga Park in Townsville.
Ethan Giacomi fired the Hinchinbrook side ahead on 67’ after a goal-mouth scramble.
His strike was almost enough to seal the win but with ten minutes to play Brothers won a penalty which was drilled home to level the match and set-up a pulsating finish.
Both teams went for three-points but ultimately the spoils were shared.
Coach James Formosa was proud of his team’s efforts.
Coach James Formosa: ‘We were on the edge of our seats for the last ten minutes – it was end-to-end.’
‘We lost Kolby Quabba and Luca Adornetto to the men’s premier league side this week, which is a mark of how well they’ve been playing, so to come here and nearly get the win – I’m proud of the boys.
‘The message from Bruno Casale [the first-team coach] is clear – if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.
‘It is fantastic seeing those boys get promoted to the first team.’
Midfielder Paryo Tun was the best player on the park, pulling the strings from midfield, with captain Dale Cantoni and Haydan Girgenti also impressing.
Ingham host Mundingburra-Aitkenvale Olympic Blue in their next fixture at Augie Pane Field at 6.30 pm on Friday.
There has been a great family atmosphere at recent games, with the bar and canteen open.
Come along and support your local team.