College fall to Brothers

TRINITY Catholic College has bowed out of the Under-15 Bill Turner Soccer Cup following a controversial 3-1 quarter-final loss to Patrician Brothers, Blacktown, at Lismore’s Oakes Oval today.

Trinity led early after a shot from midfielder Daniel Flynn deflected off a Blacktown defender and beat the goalkeeper. It was a lead they kept until 10 minutes after half-time.

Blacktown, who was the better side creating numerous scoring chances, finally scored through superb strike that was hit from outside the goal box and left Trinity goalkeeper Dean Morgan stranded.

It was the second goal from the Sydney team that was controversial.

The linesman flagged an offside play which stopped the Trinity team and continued holding his flag up. However, Blacktown continued to play and eventually scored as the Trinity players were left dumbfounded. The referee Chris Layland over-ruled his linesman and allowed the goal.

While the decision was a tough call against Trinity, the home side were soon awarded a penalty unfortunately striker Liam Giles hit the cross bar.

Blacktown put the game to bed soon after with a well constructed third goal.