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Five star show from Forrestfield

Report by Peter Simcox

Forrestfield United moved into second place on the All Flags State League Division One after a 5-0 win against Canning City at Burrendah Reserve on Sunday.

All the damage was done in the first half when Trent Blewett, Rhys Loxley, Ben Rogers and captain Liam Merigan gave them a 4-0 lead at the break, while Canning were also reduced to ten men with Joe Correia sent off.

Forrestfield coach Rod Banjac said it was a good all-round team performance at a ground they haven’t had much success at in recent years.

“The boys played very well today, I’m very pleased to come here and get a well-deserved three points,” he said.

“We haven’t had much success against this side, and today’s performance was clinical, I couldn’t be more proud of the boys.

“We could have switched off after going in with a four goal lead, but we kept our discipline well, and it’s good to keep a clean sheet and come away with no injuries.”

Captain Merigan said it sets up a great game next week under lights against fifth placed Ashfield.

“We came here with a plan and I was really happy the way we executed it, we played our game and came away with a good win,” he said.

“They had the wood over us last season, so it’s nice to get the job done today, and we were really clinical.”

The visitors made the perfect start and were ahead on 13 minutes. Mitch Crocker’s corner picked out Blewett at the back post, who finished well past Tom Chudy.

Canning suffered a huge blow three minutes later, when captain Callum Roberts limped off, and were then reduced to ten men a few minutes later. Correia was deemed the last man by referee Sorousha Moayer and was given a straight red card.

The ten men went close to levelling on 26 minutes. Matthew Allen’s curling free kick beat Luke Martino but could only rattle the post.

Forrestfield made them pay and doubled their lead six minutes later, Loxley getting in front of his marker to turn home Jordan Hart’s low cross.

Forrestfield ended the half well and added third when Rogers clearly lobbed the on-coming Chudy.

Merigan capped off a great first half for the visitors and added a fourth minutes later.

It was more of the same in the second half with Chudy keeping the score line respectable but couldn’t do anything in the 80th minute when Sinclair hit home a tap in from a follow up shot with the game finishing 5-0.

Canning City 0
Forrestfield United 5 (Blewett 13min, Loxley 32, Rogers 40, Merigan 42, Sinclair 80)
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Burrendah Reserve, Willetton
Sorousha Moayer

Canning City: GK Tom CHUDY, 2 Nathan HUBBARD, 3 Joe CORREIA, 4 Matthew ALLEN, 5 Vish KANU (12 Kade MCNAMARA 65’), 8 James OLIVER, 10 Laurence CHEYNE, 11 Callum ROBERTS (C) (14 Abel WOLDEMICHAEL 15’), 13 Liam WOOD, 15 Oliver PARRY (7 Peter CARTWRIGHT 75’), 16 Luis PINTO
Substitutes not used: 6 Hayden COLLETT, 9 Ash VASIST
Yellow Cards: Oliver 23, Hubbard 36, Kanu 37
Red Cards: Correia 23

Forrestfield United: GK Luke MARTINO, 4 Mark BARNETT, 5 Jimmy DUNCAN, 8 Mitch CROCKER, 10 Jordan HART (12 Hasani SINCLAIR 52’), 11 Liam MERIGAN (C) (7 Trevor LAURE 58’) 13 Scott BARKER, 14 Ben ROGERS (6 Matt HAROLD 67’), 15 Trent BLEWETT, 21 Will TSHABANGU, 23 Rhys LOXLEY
Substitutes not used: RGK Ben PARRY
Yellow Cards: Crocker 24, Hart 36
Red Cards: Nil