WESTLAKE SOUNDLY BEATEN
"A real Captain's performance from Solly."
A hat-trick for Mount Albert Grammar School captain Ash Solly plus four goals from striker Mark Withers were the features today of the game at Alberton Avenue where MAGS came out 8 - 0 winners.
Westlake Boys High School survived the first 27 minutes before succumbing to a fine piece of set play from a corner that was finished off by captain Ash Solly with an attacking header.
The second goal followed in the 34th minute after a Zane Sole solo run dropped to ace marksman Mark Withers. He cooly slotted home.
It was that man Withers again six minutes later beating the Westlake keeper to put MAGS up 3 - 0 at half time.
No changes were made at half time and once again the pattern looked familiar with the MAGS midfield of Sole, Solly and young Matt Killip giving their counterparts for Westlake a torrid time.
MAGS elusive winger Pomare Te Anau supplied the cut back for Mark Withers to complete his hat trick in the 47th minute, Te Anau was a real shining light and a perpetual thorn in the side for the Westlake defence. His understanding with left back Skye Parmenter was a delight to watch.
The game was over in the 50th minute when Ash Solly struck a
25 yard shot past a distraught Westlake goalkeeper
with Solly completing his hat-trick, heading home from a left wing corner. Eight minutes later Withers headed home his fourth of the day.
The scoring was completed in the 86th minute with a 25 yard drive from Zane Sole the MAGS No 8.
It was a humbling 8 - 0 thrashing for a Westlake team who never looked like toppling the top of the table Mount Albert Grammar School team.
Coach Kevin Fallon was pleased with a performance that saw
him introduce three substitutes from the 66th minute when
Darren Hunt replaced an injured Malcolm Macrae.
The Westlake Coach, Cliff Jones said, "It was men against boys."
Sloper, Elder, Weepu, Ah Kuoi, Parmenter, MacRae, Sole, Solly, Te Anau, Withers and Killip.
Hunt for MacRae (66), Ali for Te Anau (73), MacIntosh for (79)
Withers 4 goals, 34,40,47,58.
Solly 3 goals, 27, 50, 66
Sole 1, 86.
Final Score: Win to Mount Albert Grammar School 8 -
Man of the Match: Ash Solly
Referee: Mr Glen Williams