Bonnyrigg crowned Premiers

Picture: Football NSW
Picture: Football NSW

ROBBIE Younis has made a habit of scoring important goals for Bonnyrigg.

On Sunday night he added another.

With one of the final kicks of the season, Younis handed last year's champions their second premiership in three seasons with a 92-minute winner against a gritty Sydney Olympic.

The 1-0 win meant the White Eagles snatched the premiership from the Blacktown Spartans, who had capitulated to rivals Blacktown City 7-0 only hours before.

"Throughout the year we weren't on top of the table at all; funnily enough we were on top when it counted," Younis said.

"We were excited to see the result at Blacktown, and from that we were a bit nervous heading into the game, because we knew a victory would mean we won the premiership.

"I was confident we had a goal in us and fortunately it arrived in injury time."

Younis, who also scored the deciding goal in last year's grand final, supplied the winning goal from a Adrian Ucchino long ball.

"To be honest I was exhausted. I was drained from all the hard work and then the ball came in on my preferred left foot and I had to cut it inside two players and hit it with my right foot," he said.

"When it went in the bottom corner I even surprised myself; it was a big relief."

The 2014 golden boot winner is hoping history doesn't repeat itself when they start their finals campaign in a fortnight.

In 2012 the ace marksman won the Golden Boot but Bonnyrigg lost the grand final.

"If you asked me would I rather win the grand final or the golden boot, I'd rather win the grand final! Hopefully I can do the double."


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