Bunbury soccer player awarded Lazaridis Man of the Match award

Bunbury's Ben Steele with Stan Lazaridis after winning the Man of the Match award. Photo by Tom McCarthy.

Bunbury's Ben Steele with Stan Lazaridis after winning the Man of the Match award. Photo by Tom McCarthy.

Bunbury export Ben Steele continues to show off his talent after being part of Floreat Athena's State Cup Final win and taking out the Lazaridis Man of the Match award.

In the Football West's match report By Ben Somerford he said Floreat coach Vas Vujacic was delighted his depleted team who were missing Ludovic Boi and Dean Evans to injury and Dennis Galan with suspension, and had lost their past three league games.

The match was played at Inglewood Stadium where the crowd enjoyed Floreat's Kyle Murray clinch the win with his second half goal.

The 20-year-old Steele was described as strong and industrious during the 1-0 match against ECU Joondalup on July 17.

He received his medal from former Socceroos great Stan Lazaridis.

Hailing from Western Australia, Lazaridis played his debut for the Socceroos in 1993.

He also played for West Ham and Birmingham City in England.

When the Mail spoke to Steele back in March, he was only just starting to become a regular fixture in the senior senior squad for the National Premier Leagues WA team.

It looks like now Steele has been able to make the most of his opportunities at the club and is increasingly playing more as a starter.

When in Bunbury Steele played for the South West Pheonix and was in the state under 16 squad which toured China.

Since graduating from Bunbury Catholic College he spent two years in England.