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Phoenix young guns go close

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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
South West Phoenix under-13 midfielder Henri Sibon takes a free kick during Saturday’s game against the Perth Glory at WML Stadium. The Phoenix lost a close game, 2-1.
Camera IconSouth West Phoenix under-13 midfielder Henri Sibon takes a free kick during Saturday’s game against the Perth Glory at WML Stadium. The Phoenix lost a close game, 2-1. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

Junior soccer was on display at the weekend when two of the South West Phoenix’s younger teams hit the pitch.

The under-13 side played at the WML Stadium against a strong Perth Glory team in the semi-final of the Football West Natioanl Premier Leagues Cup competition.

After conceding two goals in the first half, the young Phoenix battled well in the second to score a late goal, but despite a strong effort late in the game, they fell short losing 2-1.

Wesley Jodrell scored the Phoenix’s only goal from a penalty in the one-goal loss.

It was heartbreak for the under-14 team, who finished 1-1 with ECU Joondalup at the end of regulation time.

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The game went to penalties, which was won by Joondalup 4-2.

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