After a remarkable surge during the final month of the season, and finishing second in the league, a playoff against Mount Druitt Town saw the Saints draw the first leg 1-1 with Harry Jones giving us the lead before Rangers equalised not long after. That set the scene for the return leg at Popondetta Park, and in front of a boisterous crowd, Jesse Spang put the Saints in front once more, and despite some strong Mount Druitt pressure, especially in the second half and as time wound down, our defence put in a sterling performance to keep Rangers at bay.
The final score of 1-0 secured the aggregate win and sees our Men’s team play NPL1 football in 2024, for the first time in ten years.
Jane’ Talcevski stated to FNSW after the game: “It was a contested game and that is expected in such a high stakes game. If you know the story of St George FC and the difficulties we’ve had this has been a massive achievement. The display of football we have shown throughout the season has shown what this club is about. Now, we look forward to NPL NSW Men’s competition next season and doing it all over again.” said Talcevski.
Club President Bruce Spiteri also acknowledged the effort of the players.
“The boys wrote their own history today to add to the great history of the club.”