Hail the champs
THE Holiday Coast Soccer Association records will say Corindi-Red Rock are the second best women's premier league team of 2004.
But the NSW Soccer records will they say are the best in the State.
The disappointment of losing the 2004 Holiday Coast final to Coffs United was not even a distant memory on Sunday afternoon when the Breakers whipped Gray's Point 4-1 to claim the 2004 Champion of Champions title.
Corindi had the run of play early and were first on the board, courtesy of Rani Bartlett, who was on hand to clean up a fumble by the Grays Point goalkeeper.
Corindi took the lead into the break only for Grays Point to equalise soon after the resumption.
But the deadlock didn't last long, with the Breakers regaining the lead one minute later when Bonnie Moodie found the back of the net.
Then came the Keneisha Warren show.
Warren copped a battering from the big Grays Point backs for most of the match, but had the last laugh ... twice.
First, Warren turned the sweeper to set up a one-on-one with the Grays Point goalkeeper.
No contest. Corindi 3-1.
Soon after, she found space again before being brought down by the Gray's Point 'keeper.
Corindi received the penalty and Bonnie Moodie made no mistake to hammer the final nail into Grays Point's coffin.
"Awesome would be a pretty good word to describe it," Breakers coach George Szemes said yesterday.
"Keneisha was fantastic and Jo (Powell) was her usual dominant self at the back.
"But it is unfair to only praise a few of them, the whole 15 did a great job."
Unfortunately, Coffs United Lionesses Under-16s couldn't make it two State champions from the Holiday Coast, going down to Shoalhaven 2-1.
Shoalhaven struck early to lead 2-0 after 10 minutes and Coffs never fully recovered.
"There are no excuses, we just didn't play well," Coffs coach Hank Voermans said.
"Neither team really deserved to win it."