Kicking goals

INDIVIDUAL accolades are the cherries on top for Irymple Knights striker Chris Romeo.
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The S-League star capped a dominant year up front for Knights’ senior side, named his team’s best and fairest player.

He also collected the leading goal scorer trophy at his club’s presentation night on Saturday.

CHAMPION: Irymple Knights’ Chris Romeo has enjoyed a successful 2014 season.Picture: Izabelle Falvo

Romeo’s club honours come one week after he won the equivalent awards for the S-League, having scored 19 goals in the 10 games he played over the 2014 season.

“The individual awards, to me, are just a bonus on what the club wins,” Romeo said.

“That is more important to me, you want to win and share the good things with the club.”

The Knights’ talisman led Irymple through another dominant year in which the side won the S-League title and grand final series, after it was runner-up in the season opening Knock Out Cup.

Romeo scored several more goals in the knock out and grand final competitions through the year, playing in a different forward role tolast season.

“Goal-scoring wise, I had a better year last year. I had a strike partner, so you work in together more, but this year I was up there on my own a little bit more, isolated out,” he said.

“It was a little more work and a different role but it was another bit of experience under my belt.

“We trained specifically for that so it was a little bit easier to adapt, whereas if you don’t train for it (or) if we got a few injuries in the team, it would have beenharder.”

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