Mens Metros Round 4 Winning Hat-trick
Consolidated match reports for Men’s Metros Round 4 matches – 21/05/2017.
RMIT FC: 8
Sunbury Utd SC: 4
RMIT FC: 5
Heidelberg Stars SC: 1
RMIT FC: 7
Altona City SC: 1
Sleepy defending allowed Sunbury to walk through and score 3 easy goals in the first 10 minutes before rmit decided to wake up and start taking the game to Sunbury. A dubious penalty allowed Sam Kozaris (captain) to pull one back. The fightback was on and Amila popped up with a quickfire hat-trick, with the highlight being a deft back flick after great work down the wing from Vahagn. Sam then scored, placed second before Alex hit a long range strike to give RMIT a 6-3 lead at half-time. The second half saw a more disciplined display by RMIT. Felix scored shortly after the break. Sunbury scored a breakaway goal before Felix rounded the keeper with 10 minutes to go and calmly slotted for Rmit’s eight of the day. Vahagn finished with 5 assists and deservedly won man of the match.
RMIT were looking to respond after a poor showing in their previous game. A physically imposing Heidelberg team began the stronger and took an early lead. RMIT soon realised they needed to up their game and responded with some strong counter attacking, winning a penalty after Ahmed Almoosawi skinned the rightback and was upended with Dan Jones calmly converting the penalty. RMIT were now on top and the midfield duo of Ben and Eduardo were dominating their opposition. Luke Mission slotted a precise finish from the right hand side of the box to give RMIT the lead. A dominating back 4 display ensured Heidelberg hardly had a look-in after that. Dan Jones and Luke Mission both scored again before Dan Jones completed his hattrick with a great solo run and strike. The winning margin could have been larger had the crossbar not saved Heidelberg 3 times. Man of the match goes to Luke mission.
Div 2 looked to extend their 100% record with a win against Altona Masters. A strong start saw RMIT dominate the play. First goal was Mustafa leaping unmarked from a corner to power a header past the keeper. RMIT’s second was a long range screamer from Kay, sweeping past the keeper into the top corner. The third was a headed corner from centre back Nathan. RMIT went into the break 3 nil up. Slack defending allowed Altona to pull one back shortly after half-time, before Sultan Abdullah jinked past 2 opposition midfielders before unleashing a 30 yard thunderbolt into the back of the net. Kelley Cheney then put his name forward for goal of the day with a 30 yard strike of his own into the top corner. Mustafa Khalifa then disposed the opposition centre half on the half-way line and raced away to slot home RMIT’s 6th. Amed finished off RMIT’s goalscoring with a strong finish of his own from 20 yards. Altona were lucky RMIT were wasteful with some of their finishing otherwise it could have been double figures. Paul Kozinski takes man of the match, with his defensive play shutting down all forms of attacking threat from the opposition.
MAN OF MATCHES
- Vahagn Sargsyan
- Luke Mission
- Paul Kozinski