Round 14: UWA 4-0 Dianella White Eagles

 KRETOWICZ WAS BACK TO HIS BEST IN THE 4-0 WIN - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

KRETOWICZ WAS BACK TO HIS BEST IN THE 4-0 WIN - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

The boys in green returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a comfortable 4-0  win over Dianella on a cold afternoon at The Mac.

A brace to returning striker Alex Kretowicz, an own goal and a fortuitous strike for substitute Patrick Morrison secured a well-deserved three points for the hosts who climb up to 5th spot following the result.

The game was very much in the balance in the opening stages between the two sides, who began the match level on points, but it was the home side who would take the game by the scruff of the neck with Kretowicz opening the scoring with a rare header following a string of great saves from the Dianella 'keeper.

Bryce Conway's whipped delivery following a short corner to the back post found the forward in space and he made no mistake from 6-yards heading into the ground and bouncing into the roof of the net.

 THE BOYS CELEBRATE MORRISON'S LATE GOAL - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

THE BOYS CELEBRATE MORRISON'S LATE GOAL - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

It was 2-0 not long after, as Kretowicz turned provider with a surging run down the left wing and into the penalty area before firing a low cross to Conway, only for it to ricochet in off a luckless Dianella defender.

It was more of the same in the second-half with UWA in complete control as Andrew Xydas, Sam Carrello and Luke Randazzo dominated the midfield and distributed to the wingers frequently to get in behind the Dianella defence.

Half-way through the second period, Kretowicz struck again with another clean header to the bottom-left corner. Sam Guthridge's barnstorming run down the right-wing led to a pass to Conway, who then beat a defender before delivering a cross straight to the marksman who showed great poise to make it 3-0.

In the dying embers of the match it was 4-0 thanks to an unfortunate moment from the Dianella shot-stopper, who had a superb game overall. As he looked to clear the ball from danger, Morrison's pressure proved too much as the clearance struck the forward and rolled into the back of the net.

The resounding victory was just reward for the squad and extends their unbeaten run to four games as they return to the top-half of the ladder.

The 18's and Reserves matches were called off by the officials due to the wet and windy conditions with the games to be played at a later date.

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