Match Report: UWA 9-0 South West Phoenix

 GOALSCORERS WELTON, KRETOWICZ AND CONWAY CELEBRATE - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

GOALSCORERS WELTON, KRETOWICZ AND CONWAY CELEBRATE - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

What a day at The Mac!

UWA followed up last week's emphatic derby win with another immense victory in Round 20 as they ran out 9-0 winners over South West Phoenix.

A double hat-trick to Alex Kretowicz, who now sits top of the Golden Boot charts, a brace for Bryce Conway and a first-ever UWA strike for full-back Max Welton ensured the club's strong finish to the season continued.

Following an expansive 15 minute opening period, which saw both teams creating chances, a quickfire brace to Kretowicz, both assisted by Conor Devlin, set the tone for what would be an extremely clinical display for the boys in green.

 WELTON CELEBRATES HIS FIRST GOAL FOR THE CLUB - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

WELTON CELEBRATES HIS FIRST GOAL FOR THE CLUB - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

Conway made it 3-0 with under half an hour played, as his first-time miss-hit cross sent the keeper the wrong way and flew into the roof of the net. Kretowicz then secured his hat-trick and a fourth shortly before half-time with both goals assisted by Conway to round out a dominant half for the hosts.

Phoenix, who began the contest in third position on the league ladder, looked a much more composed and structured outfit in the second-half as they narrowed the play by overloading the central midfield area. Despite their best efforts, the visitors were restricted to a couple of half chances before UWA again took control of the encounter.

Welton then put the result well and truly to bed by adding a sixth in what was arguably one of the moments of the season, as the full-back's barnstorming run from the left-wing opened up a golden opportunity on his non-preferred right-foot, which he duly finished with aplomb into the bottom right-corner.

Conway added his second with a half-volley on the left corner of the six-yard box after a superb run, cut inside and cross from defender Tristan Taylor, who has made a massive impact since returning from Europe a fortnight ago.

 KRETOWICZ WAS UNSTOPPABLE AS HE BURIED IN SIX GOALS - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

KRETOWICZ WAS UNSTOPPABLE AS HE BURIED IN SIX GOALS - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

Kretowicz put the icing on the cake in the final 10 minutes, with Luke Randazzo supplying a defence-splitting through ball to the star striker for his eighth before the forward rounded out the scoring by capitalising on a misplaced defensive header to coolly finish in a one-on-one situation.

It wasn't just the first team who enjoyed a goal-fest on a picturesque sunny Saturday afternoon in the last home fixture of the year, with the 18's claiming a comfortable 4-0 win and the Reserves putting in one of their best performances of the season in a roller-coaster 5-3 result.

Maximum points for all three senior sides with 18 goals scored and only three conceded.

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