Silky skills at Melville 6-a-side

Young Tahlia Ollington was among the goalscorers as Advance Joinery beat Gallagher-based Cobra Kai in Melville 6-a-side Twilight Businesshouse football’s C Division at Gower Park.

With two goals this season, and her less talented Advance squad managing just four between themselves, Tahlia is well in line for the team’s golden boot.

Advance Joinery congratulated their striking star

Advance Joinery congratulated their striking star

“She’s probably the best Ollington we’ve ever seen at Gower Park,” said Advance Joinery gaffer Kris Allen. “Certainly the most agile.”

Former first teamer Jeremy Ollington concurred, though controversially summed up the goal as “shin to win”, which may not go well for him at home.

On the sideline it was fingernail-biting stuff for Jeremy Ollington.

On the sideline it was fingernail-biting stuff for Jeremy Ollington.

The result kept Advance Joinery midtable, and Cobra Kai anchored to the foot of the table

Elsewhere Menzies Electrical scraped a 3-3 draw with PSL Originals thanks to a Timings family hat trick in which goals were variously netted by Stu, Andrea and Antonia.

“In 40 years of contesting this competition we have never done that before,” said Stu, 60.

Gary Mercer: "I don't mind if we only draw against Menzies Electrical, I just hope we don't become the first team to concede a Timings family hat trick."  Steve Nicholls: "Yeah, that would be really shit."

Gary Mercer: “Don’t mind if we only draw against Menzies Electrical, I just hope we don’t become the first team to concede a Timings family hat trick.”
Steve Nicholls: “Yeah, that would be really shit.”

But Melville club captain Phil Wheatley played down the rare achievement. “If you watch closely, they only ever pass to themselves,” he said.

Spectators were astonished to see the first Timings family hat trick since 6-a-side began in 1955

Spectators were astonished to see the first Timings family hat trick since 6-a-side began in 1955

Team Alignz lead the A Division by six points after a 1-1 draw with second placed Ballbusters.

Maniacs went two points clear of Hackers at the top of the B Division after a hard-fought 2-0 win.

Hackers warmed up for their 0-2 loss to by doing their traditional "standing around" exercises.

Hackers warmed up for their 0-2 loss to by doing their traditional “standing around” exercises.

Raj Naidu offered profound pre-game technical instructions, but they were lost on his less cerebral Tall Dwarves team mates and the result was a 1-1 draw with Salmon Panthers.

Raj Naidu offered profound pre-game technical instructions, but they were lost on his less cerebral Tall Dwarves team mates and the result was a 1-1 draw with Salmon Panthers.

Collins Rd held Gallaghers to a 2-2 draw, thanks to a pre-match fag from skipper Gary Down.

Collins Rd held Gallaghers to a 2-2 draw, thanks to a pre-match fag from skipper Gary Down.

Next Wednesday is the final round of matches before the Christmas break. All teams are encouraged to have Christmas drink at the Gower Park clubrooms afterwards.

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