Seaforth had its first men’s Premier League win of the season on Saturday afternoon at Seaforth Oval with a 1-0 victory over Manly Vale. Yet it was the actions of MVFC PL team physio Sam Beard from Seaforth Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre that drew most acclaim from Seaforth coach Jordan Lefebvre.
“I’m obviously pleased with the win but first and foremost I’d like to give a shout out to the Manly Vale physio for his help and care for our goalkeeper who was knocked out in the final stages of the game.
“The entire club is very thankful for Sam’s help and it just shows that in a game that could affect who plays in Premier League next year, the safety and welfare of the players takes priority over points on the table.
“We can’t thank Manly Vale enough,” Lefebvre said, who added that after three hours observation Moss was released from hospital with his family.
“He got some scans and got the all-clear. We’d have liked to visit him after the match but Covid restrictions didn’t allow it,” Lefebvre said.
Ten minutes into the match Hugo Weston got Seaforth on the board after patient buildup was followed by the “cutting edge in the final third we’ve been lacking”, according to Lefebvre.
Asked if there was a turning point in the match, Lefebvre said it was “hands down” the three-way collision that caused Moss’s concussion with six minutes to go.
“For our squad to see their team-mate in a state like that and taken away in an ambulance, and then to recover to see out the game, it showed real character. The squad fought admirably.
“We’ve been grafting for so long and it’s hard to not see results for all the hard work. To finally get the result is a really nice reward. The team did what we’ve been speaking about and it finally all came together,” Lefebvre said.
In other games Pittwater RSL and Narrabeen drew 1-1, CC Strikers belted BTH Raiders 3-0, Brookvale lost 5-2 at home to Curl Curl, Mosman lost 3-2 to Saint Augustine’s and Harbord were crushed 4-0 by Wakehurst.