Leftovers make a meal of grand final

THE men's team no one wanted caused an upset in the Emerald Eagles six-a-side finals at Morton Park on Tuesday.

Dressed in a makeshift black team strip, the aptly named 'Leftovers' outfit snatched the slimmest of wins from favourites Wellmax United 1-0.

After two regular halves and two periods of extra time, the match was forced to a heart-stopping penalty shoot-out

It's a cruel way to lose with both teams neck-and-neck through every minute but there can be only one victor and, for the 2011 premiership winners Leftovers, there is none sweeter.

"It's thrilling to win… and to lead the boys there, it's great," Leftovers captain Zac Wood said.

"We played like brothers.

"They (Wellmax) are supposed to be the glamour side and we beat them.

"(But) there has been a good rivalry between Wellmax and us all year."

Making the win even more remarkable was that they took to the field for the final without the services of one of the side's cornerstones in Darra O'Connor.

"We had next to no subs all year," Wood said.

"We were lucky two showed up tonight."

With the wind in their sails, Leftovers hope to garner some much needed sponsorship for next season's playing strip.


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