Onehunga High School were no match for their near neighbours Mount Albert Grammar School in this Auckland Secondary Schools' Knock Out Cup competition fixture.
ahead in the first minute with the first goal of a Jordan Vale
'hat trick'. Surprisingly, it took them another 26 minutes
before the second goal arrived from a superb Nathan Atherton
volley from outside the penalty area.
It stayed 2-0 until half time when coach Kevin Fallon introduced Faitalia Hamilton into the game and Matt Aleman replaced Connor Stoton and Connor Lynch.
The goals came in quick succession after the interval, with three in an eight-minute spell on the hour.
A big feature of the second half was the slick combinations between midfield players Jordan Vale and Nathan Atherton. Twice they combined on the edge of the box for Vale to finish and achieve his second 'hat trick" this season.
After the game MAGS coach Kevin Fallon said, "It has been a long time since we visited Onehunga and they have certainly improved their playing surface and facilities. It was a good training run for the boys and I managed to give fourteen players a good work out."
Onehunga coach Ron Warbrick was philosophical about the result, "It just shows our lads how far we have to improve to compete with the top school teams."
The game was well controlled by referee Mr Neil Tobin.
Final result: MAGS 7 Onehunga High School 0
Team: George, Lynch, Rowland (c), Hand, Kiddell, Boxall, Vale, Atherton, Stoton, Pavic K, Sem.
Hamilton for Stoton 41 minute
Aleman for Lynch 41 minute
Redwood for Boxall 63 minute
Goalscorers: Vale 3, Pavic K 2, Atherton, Aleman.
Man of the Match: Nathan Atherton
Referee: Mr Neil Tobin.