Canning City 0 vs Forrestfield United 5

Five star show from Forrestfield

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.

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

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

“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 and 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.”

Skipper Merigan said it sets up a great game next week’s 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 today.

“Which is pleasing ahead of the big game next week against Ashfield, and we all remember what happened last we played them, so we’re really looking forward to it.”

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 skipper Callum Roberts limped off, and seven minutes later they were reduced to ten men when Correia was deemed the last man by referee Sorousha Moayer and was given a straight red card.

But the ten men went close to levelling on 26 minutes, Matthew Allen’s curling free kick beat Luke Martino, but the post came to the rescue of the Forrestfield keeper.

After that let off Forrestfield pressed 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, before Merigan capped off a great first half by added the fourth late.

It was more of the same after the break, Mark Barnet’s close-range header was well saved by Chudy before Trevor Laure shot on the run was well saved by the Canning custodian.

Chudy was keeping the scoreline respectable, saving well to deny Loxley, and Sinclair as Forrestfield looked for a fifth.

That eventually came ten minutes from time, good approach work by Jimmy Duncan on the left ended with a cross to Sinclair, who’s first shot was well saved by Chudy, but the striker was quickest to react to fire home the rebound.

Canning City 0
Forrestfield United 5 (Blewett 13’, Loxley 32’, Rogers 40’, Merigan 42’, Sinclair 80’)
Sunday June 25, 2017
Burrendah Reserve, Willetton
Kick-Off: 3.00pm
Referee: 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 – Subs 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 – Subs not used: RGK Ben PARRY
Yellow Cards: Crocker 24’, Hart 36’
Red Cards: Nil