RMIT back to winning ways with a 6-0 thrashing of Heidelberg Stars
A cold wet afternoon at James Reserves saw top of the table RMIT visit 8th place Heidelberg Eagles SC. It was Captain Jerrit Kloster’s and Jani Dehler’s last game for the club following Stefan Pachernegg’s departure in the previous round.
RMIT started the match the better side with a strong pressing game that caused Heidleberg all sorts of problems.
It wasn’t long before RMIT broke found their first, a Sam Wood through ball found Jol Latcham in space who smashed it home high into the net past the oncoming keeper.
A strong spell of possession followed for the redbacks capped with a bursting run forward by Joe Cowen, who found Piers Brelsford at the near post for a simple tap in.
The goals continued as RMIT made a blistering start to the match. Breslford switched to Jol Latcham who drove forward and found Jerrit Kloster on the edge of the box who neatly finished into the bottom corner.
An off the ball incident in the 30th minute ended with Binyam Desta and a Heidelberg midfielder given their marching orders and both clubs were reduced to 10 men.
The second half saw much of the same with Latcham scoring within minutes of the restart. Sam Wood found Brelsford on the edge of the box who then flicked the ball over the top to Latcham who finished with a well placed volley into the bottom corner.
RMIT were now happy to see the game out and a tiring Stars side offered RMIT plenty of space in and around the area. Wood added a goal with a heavily deflected shot and Brelsford got his second late into the half with 20 yard curler.
It is now the halfway mark in the season and RMIT remain undefeated and go into the second half sitting at the top of the ladder. Next week is a big test for RMIT as they play Melbourne Uni who are the current inform side.
Kloster (c) 1 goal
Desta (red 30)
Wood (off 75) 1 goal
Latcham 2 goals
Brelsford 2 goals