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