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Evans hat-trick as Leeming topple North Perth

Report by Samuel Hays

Leeming Strikers saw off North Perth United with a comprehensive 4-1 win in the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division on Sunday at John Connell Reserve.

Oscar Kelly opened the scoring for North Perth but Leeming replied in style as Ayden Evans bagged a hat-trick and Ben Greaves also found the back of the net.

North Perth made a fast start and took the lead after 12 minutes when Kelly scored a well-taken volley from just inside the box.

Lucas Pickering saw his audacious overhead kick sail straight into the palms of North Perth keeper Jamie Serra before Kelly fizzed in a low shot from the edge of the box which was kept out well by Josh Blackman in goal.

Kelly stepped up to take the corner and found the head of Kevin Flavin but his effort blazed over the bar.

Leeming found themselves back on level terms just before the break when they were awarded a penalty after a handball in the box and Evans slotted away the spot-kick.

After the break, Leeming looked far and away the better side as Evans and Jay Dost both went close.

And they went in front for the first time on 67 minutes when Evans broke in behind the defence before sliding his shot past Serra.

The lead was doubled five minutes later as Pickering squared the ball to Greaves, whose shot just managed to creep over the line.

Evans completed his hat-trick in the final minutes when he placed his shot past the hapless Serra.

After the goal North Perth’s frustrations boiled over and referee David Bruce was forced to send off coach Alex Carter.

Star player: Ayden Evans (Leeming Strikers)

Leeming Strikers 4 (Evans 45min 67 89, Greaves 72)
North Perth United 1 (Kelly 12)

Sunday, September 15, 2019
John Connell Reserve
Kick-off: 3pm
Referee: David Bruce
Assistant referees: Jamie West

Leeming Strikers: 1. Josh Blackman, 9. Jay Dost, 5. Tom Grant, 22. Baldave Singh, 4. Matt Bennion, 6. David Corlind, 8. Danny McKenize, 15. McKenzie Burgoyne, 7. Ben Greaves, 17. Ayden Evans, 11. Lucas Pickering
Substitutes not used: 19. David Palin, 12. Liam Montgomery, 10. Alex Ha, 18. Brad North
Yellow cards: Bennion 66
Red cards: Nil

North Perth United: 50. Jamie Serra, 17. Michael Gallal (20. Kelechi Osunwa 68), 14. Lee Theole, 18. Sam Nicol, 3. Richard Dendle, 8. Ago Mujic, 15. Thiery Berard, 11. Sean Lahert, 10. Oscar Kelly (6. Dan Conway 77), 21. Edin Nalic (19. Keith Mullins 73), 7. Kevin Flavin
Substitutes not used: 13. Alpha Sherif
Yellow cards: Mujic 47, Berard 63, Kelly 90
Red cards: Nil