Lachlan Brook scored the all-important goal to secure the 2019 AFF U-18 Championship title with a 1-0 victory over Malaysia.
The former Gawler Eagles and Trinity College player now with Adelaide United, broke the deadlock in the 79th
minute with a delicate chip over the advancing Malaysian goalkeeper. The Young Socceroos had been beaten 3-0 to the South East Asian country in the group stage last week.
“On top of that and it being in a final, we were really hungry to show we are a better side,” Brook told aseanfootball.org post-match. “And with the display we put on today, I think we showed that said Lachlan.
Futsal has played a big part in Lachlan’s development, that started off on the Courts of STARplex Evanston Park and graduating into the State Junior Futsal team. It was no surprise to former State Coach John Mundy who now manages the Futsal programs at STARplex, Mundy said “Lachlan showed huge potential playing for SA at 11 years old, scoring 7 goals in his first 2 games!” “Futsal (indoor soccer) places considerable demand on technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pinpoint passing. The speed of play is such that you are forced to make quicker technical and tactical decisions. Lachlan excels in all these areas of the game”
I encourage any young aspiring players (Boys and Girls) to sample this version of football and hopefully follow in Lachlan’s footsteps, Futsal is a great skill developer STARplex will continue to run School Holiday Futsal clinics and regular competition throughout the year.
For further information go to www.starplex.com.au/events or