Bonnyrigg White Eagles have been crowned NSW Manchester Cup Champions after defeating the Sutherland Sharks 2-1 in the Grand Final held at Seymour Shaw Park over the weekend.
The White Eagles took on Bankstown in the Semi-Finals on Saturday 5thMarch and defeated their rivals 4-2 on penalty shoot-outs while Sutherland recorded a narrow victory over Sydney Olympic with a 1-0 win.
The Grand Final stage was set as the Bonnyrigg White Eagles took on the Sutherland Sharks in front of a healthy crowd and from all reports the match was played at a feverish pace.
It was the White Eagles who were left smiling in the end however as they defeated a 10-men Sharks outfit 2-1 which sent the players and fans into raptures.
The White Eagles went throughout the whole tournament undefeated and only conceded two goals in seven matches which was a massive achievement towards Greg Carluccio’s squad.
Bonnyrigg’s Club Secretary George Mandic was delighted with the club’s progress and was proud of his coaching staff and players.
Carluccio was equally delighted with his squad’s achievement at Seymour Shaw on the weekend.
“We have no superstars, just a group of hard working boys that play as a team and with their heart.
“We were the underdogs but we showed everyone what football is all about.”
The club now travel to Melbourne on the 2nd of April to contest in the Australian Titles with the winner playing travelling to Manchester for the 2011 Manchester Cup.