HOT OFF THE PRESS: FUSC 6-0 ASHFIELD
Development won 5-2
U18’s lost 3-4
Forry give Ashfield six of the best
Forrestfield United kept the pressure on the leaders with an emphatic 6-0 win against Ashfield at Hartfield Park on Saturday evening. The home side made a perfect start and were ahead on three minutes. Rhys Loxley played Ben Rogers in at the near post, and the striker poked the ball home off an Ashfield defender. It was 2-0 on 17 minutes, Mark Barnett’s ball over the top sent Rogers in on goal, but confusion between keeper and defender saw the Ashfield defender head into his own net.
It was 3-0 three minutes later, Liam Merigan was sent clear and he was brought down by Brad Eiffe, and referee Julian Serra pointed straight to the spot. Sani Sinclair stepped up and converted the resulting penalty. It was one-way traffic and it was 4-0 on the half hour Rogers laying the ball off to Loxley who finished clinically past Effie. The home side added a fifth before half time, a defence splitting pass from Mitch Crocker sent Loxley clear and he finished with aplomb.
The fog was rolling in after half time, but it couldn’t stop Forrestfield adding a sixth on the hour, Rogers found space in the penalty area and finished superbly into the top corner of the net. It could have been six but Eiffe saved Loxley’s late penalty to deny him a hat-trick, but it was a comprehensive win for Rod Banjac’s side. “The game against Ashfield was always going to be tough, but the boys were up to the task and dominated throughout the match,” Banjac said.
“We at Forrestfield have different objectives to most clubs as winning is a very distant second to quality football, after all we are in the business of entertainment, and it’s pleasing that we achieved both in front of a big vocal crowd. The performance is a fantastic advertisement for our academy, the style of football we have adopted and the three points are a just reward for an excellent display by our most senior team. We have set very high standards for ourselves and although we have a long way to go, it is now clear that we are improving after each performance. We now have a well-deserved one weeks break, with the bye, but the aim is already firmly focused on the next match.”
WHERE: Hartfield Park.
WHY: Because we love football!!
U18’s KO 3pm
Dev KO 5pm
Forrestfield United are 2nd in the league, Ashfield are one of our biggest rivals and 5th. It’s a big game, no, it’s a VERY big game. Come and watch, it will be a great evening.