Round 15: Rockingham City 5-0 UWA

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It was a day to forget for the First Team at Lark Hill Sports Complex, as Rockingham ran riot against an undermanned UWA side.

Despite a bright opening five minutes, it was the hosts who would claim the ascendancy through full-back Christian Hogge's lob over 'keeper Alex Preece. Rockingham made it 3-0 swiftly after as they took full advantage of Tim Robertson's sending off after receiving a straight red with only 20 minutes played.

UWA lifted the tempo once being reduced to 10-men, with Luke Randazzo forcing a great save from the Rockingham 'keeper in a one-on-one situation just before half-time.

The visitors never gave up in the second-half, but the numerical advantage proved too much with Ross Staley adding his second with a left-footed strike from outside the area before Matthew Brooks made it 5-0 with a fortuitous tap-in at the back stick following a deflected free-kick.

Alex Kretowicz was unfortunate not to have added a consolation goal to last week's brace when substitute Bryce Conway's lofted through-ball found the striker in space behind the defence, but his powerful shot curled just around the post under heavy pressure.

Elsewhere, it was a great day for the other two senior sides, who both claimed hard-fought away wins. The 18's returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win and stay six points clear at the top, while the Reserves claimed a memorable 1-0 result, their third of the season.