First ACC grand final for senior soccer team

June 21, 2024

Back row (L-R): Soccer Coordinator Ryan Williams, Lachlan Hastings, Josh Remington, Harry Sutherland, Logan Koleski, Luke Severino, Leonard Goodison, Vinothan Suresh, Zach Koleski (Vice Captain) and Coach Pietro Angeli. Front Row (L-R): Charlton Hand, Charles Horne, Jacob Perna, Rex Van Berkel (Captain), Isaac Vanderkley, Manny Hontzogloy (Vice Captain), Liam McEldrew. Absent: Ryan Walker


The St Patrick’s College First XI soccer team played its first grand final in the Associated Catholic Colleges Victoria (ACC) competition this week, travelling to the Veneto Club in Bulleen to face Emmanuel College, who had beaten us earlier in the season.

Once again Emmanuel proved to be too strong a side for our boys and won the game in resounding fashion.

In a game that was full of chances at both ends, the more clinical finishing of the Emmanuel strikers, coupled with some impressive heroics from their goalkeeper, proved to be the difference.

A stunning goal from distance by Isaac Vanderkley (click on the video below to watch) was merely a consolation for us, while Emmanuel took full advantage of our boys opening up at the back as we chased the game and ended with a final tally of six goals.

While not the final result we wanted, the boys should be applauded for what was otherwise a remarkable season for the First XI team.

Once again, the hallowed ground at Shed Oval became a fortress for our boys throughout the year, and in difference to last season, we won three out of three away games as well.

The boys proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the competition and are eager to go all the way next year.

Season 2024

Round 1: SPC 7 def St Mary’s 2

Round 2: De La Salle 1 lost to SPC 4

Round 3: SPC 2 lost to Emmanuel 5

Round 4: Simonds 0 lost to SPC 16

Round 5: Whitefriars 5 lost to SPC 8

Round 6: Bye

Semi Final: SPC 5 defeated De La Salle 3

Final: SPC 1 lost to Emmanuel 6

By Pietro Angeli, First XI Coach