Balga SC Masters continued their strong start in their inaugural season with a dominant performance against Olympic Kingsway in their first home game at Princess Wallington Reserve.
After their first win last week, the team was in high spirits and full of confidence. This was immediately apparent on the field with the team looking comfortable on the ball and making multiple runs at goals early on. Balga got their just rewards within 10 minutes when Gary Shorto popped up to get the ball over the line from a well executed set piece.
The second was added just a few minutes later. A replica of last week’s combination saw Anthony Banham being put on goal and expertly rounding the keeper to get his first goal of the game. Banham added to his tally in the 26th minute with a diving header that will have to be considered as a contender for a goal of the season.
In a comfortable first half where Balga’s defense was in full control, Balga added another 2 goals via Tahir Kulelija who opened his account for the season.
After the break Balga continued where they left off. Ryan Minnozzi adding 2 quick goals to put Balga into cruise control.
An uncharacteristic lapse in concentration allowed Kingsway space to put the ball into Balga’s goal mount. In the ensuing scramble to clear the ball Balga put it into their own net. This was the wake up call that Balga needed and they quickly asserted their dominance all over the park once again.
Minnozzi completed his hat-trick with just over 10 minutes left in the match. Minnozzi then the provider sending a precision pass for Kulelija to get his hat-trick with a simple tap in.
The result means Balga go top of the Masters Division 1 ladder.
In what will be a busy week for the Balga Masters, they next travel to Shelvock Park on Sunday where they face Westnam United FC (3PM kick off) before facing Western FC in a Masters Cup at Koondoola Park on Anzac Day, Wednesday 25 April 2018.