On Tuesday, came the expected announcement from Capital Football that the winter soccer season season is over.
It’s incredibly disappointing for the Yass Redbacks, who have only one of its five teams placed outside the top two. However, if the top placed finisher is to be awarded for their regular-season finish, they should get at the very least two titles for season 2021. This is how the Redbacks sides have finished.
The Division Two State League Men’s are one of those top teams, going undefeated and finishing in first place. They had 13 wins and one draw, with a goal differential of +38. The top goal scorer for the season was James Boulcott with 17 goals, followed by Jonathan Granger with 9.
Division Four State League Women’s are the other team, losing just one game and finishing top of the table. From their 12 games, the Redbacks had 11 wins and one loss at an impressive goal differential of +68. Victoria Alley was the leading goal scorer with 25, whilst Jacinta Murphy was close behind her with 20.
The Division Two State League Men’s Reserves finished in second on the ladder, narrowly behind ANU in first. However, the majority of clubs when surveyed preferred using the points per matches played method to determine league table positions. In that scenario they would be bumped up to first place. The Men’s Reserves won 10 games, drew one and lost 2 to finish with a goal differential of +32. Brett Darmody was the top goalscorer with 19 for the year, while John Goethals finished in second with 8.
The Division Six State League Women’s also finished in second, closely following the first placed Belwest Foxes. The Redbacks won 7, drew two and lost three from their 12 games, with a goal differential of +6. Amanda Eccleston and Sharni Manton were equal top goal scorers with seven each.
The Division Six Community League Men’s finish fifth out of the entire competition, but first in the Community Men’s Plate. The Redbacks won 5 games, drew two and lost 6, with a goal differential of -11. Bryn Skelton led all comers at the Redbacks with 12 goals, whilst Ryan Young finished in second with 6.
While their season is over, the Redbacks have finished season 2021 with plenty to build on for the future.