In what was a heart wrenching football moment, Ray Miller remembers that fateful day his former side Blacktown Spartans lost the Premiership on the final day when Robbie Younis broke their hearts with Bonnyrigg running away with the title.
Younis was the White Eagles hero scoring a 92nd minute winner against Sydney Olympic that clinched the Premiership for Brian Brown’s squad.
Not wanting to shy away from this moment, Miller discussed that unfortunate moment the Spartans had their hearts broken by rivals Blacktown City who defeated them 7-0.
“It wasn’t as bad as it looked, the whole squad was disappointed in our last few games and we felt like we threw it away rather than lost it in the dying stages of the last round.”
Ahead of the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 season, Miller has ironically made the switch to the White Eagles.
His hunger and determination to win trophies was the main reason he decided to change from the Orange jersey to the Red.
“I’m looking towards winning trophies and when Bonnyrigg contacted me I didn’t think there was a better option than that.”
Miller added that the White Eagles’ large supporter base was another aspect that influenced his decision.
“It was one of the reasons I wanted to play here as they have big crowds week in week out and expect results.
“I’m a winner myself and now I have that little more motivation to not let our fans down.”
Having spent the whole preseason with his new club and teammates, Miller spoke about what it’s been like being a Bonnyrigg player.
“Life as a Bonnyrigg player is great.
“At the start I was a bit worried going into a squad and club that hasn’t had much change but the club and boys have welcomed me with open arms and I’m really enjoying my football.”
With the season just under two weeks away, Miller took time to talk about his new clubs aims for the coming season.
“There’s no doubt I have full belief we can win the competition.
“The squad is very strong and we all have the same goal and that’s not to finish second.”
As for the Hyundai A-League, at the moment, the speedster is solely focused on the White Eagles but has not ruled out professional football in the future.
“I’ve been trying to put my hand up for a trial at clubs in the Hyundai A-League for years and just haven’t had any response.
“Its still a goal of mine to prove to people I’m good enough to play professionally though it’s business as usual for me again this season.
“I just want to get stuck in with Bonnyrigg and hopefully I can catch the eye of someone out there.”
-By Nikola Pozder