Souths claim the Capital 2 double

Joseph Ogilvie (@jogilvie17)


Souths United showed why they were the best team all year in Capital 2 with a convincing 3 – 0 victory over a gallant Western Spirit.

Freshly off a successful promotion campaign, Souths came into the match as heavy favourites, while Western Spirit arrived with strong momentum through the finals series.

It was a great turnout at Lions Stadium for the back-to-back Grand Finals of Capital 1 and 2 and the Brisbane Premier League.

Both sides went in hard for challenges and left nothing out on the park in the first half.

Souths had the upper hand for much of it, holding more possession and better field position as Western Spirit tried to use long falls to their big men up front.

There was a great shot by South’s Brendan Young in the eighth minute from 25 metres out but Jack Fuller in goal saved it for Western Spirit.

Western Spirit created a chance in the twelth minute when a free kick found an unmarked player in the box, only to be headed wide.

A moment of controversy in the 24th minute, when a ball into the box by Souths appeared to go over the goal line but the officials called play on.

The weight of possession showed in the 29th minute when Michael Andrews scored for Souths to give them a 1 – 0 lead.

Western Spirit created a chance to equalise in the 37th minute through Jay Johnson but his shot went wide.

The score line remained at half time and Souths could probably consider themselves unlucky not to be up by more.

Souths doubled their advantage in the 48th minute through Harun Omerovic.

There was a noticeable drop in intensity after the second goal and Western Spirit managed to hold more possession without creating many opportunities.

It was all but over in the 85th minute, when Souths moved to a 3 – 0 lead after a number of quality passes and some unselfish play lead to Jeff Provians getting the ball in front of goal and finishing clinically.

It was a fair result for the league, removing any doubt that Souths were the best side all year.

Souths finished the season as top of Capital 2 and Grand Final winners.

Souths United 3 (Michael Andrews 29’, Harun Omerovic 48’, Jeffrey Provians 85’) v Western Spirit 0