A NEW GOAL-SCORING RECORD FOR MAGS
Kevin Fallon, nineteen goals is the biggest haul that any of
his teams have scored during the last twelve years. He
remembered fourteen goals against Westlake Boys' High School,
sixteen against Glen Innes and seventeen against Orewa, but
nothing bigger than the haul his MAGS team piled on today at
Oneroa Domain on Waiheke Island.
Their fortunes were changed by a fortunate penalty when a Waiheke defender handled the ball in a clumsy challenge in the 16th minute. Mark Withers made no mistake from the spot. It opened the flood gates and MAGS' passage into the next round of the Auckland Knock Out Cup was assured before half-time. Strikers Mark Withers and Dakota Lucas got three each and Zane Sole and Pomare Te Anau contributed.
Half time: MAGS 8 Waiheke Island High 0
If Waiheke thought matters could not get worse, they were wrong. MAGS added another eleven goals in the second spell. Playing fast dynamic football, they tore the Waiheke defence to shreds. Central defender Adam Cowen came on as a substitute in the 56th minute and proceeded to grab himself a second half hat trick, the third hat trick of the day.
The highlight of the day though would have to go to goalkeeper Patrick George who expertly curled home a free kick in the 70th minute.
It was a powerful MAGS performance on a beautiful day.
Final score: MAGS 19 Waiheke High School 0
Team: George, Porter, Mackay, Raj (c) Parmenter, Killip, Sole, Boss, Te Anau, Lucas and Withers.
Pavic for Withers 44 minute
Cowen for Lucas 56 minute
Mesias for Te Anau 56 minute
Goalscorers: Lucas 4, Withers 3, Cowen 3, Killip 2, Sole 2, Te Anau 2, George, Pavic, and Mesias.
Man of the Match Matt Killip.