Forrest Hill 1 ECB 7 played 02/05/09 at Becroft Park

There aren"t enough superlatives to describe the way East Coast Bays played as they demolished unbeaten Forrest Hill Milford on an excellent Becroft Park pitch. Bays attacked from the whistle with Ryan Zoghby heading just wide from a Daniel Morgan-Howell cross. They opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Morgan-Howell was brought down in the penalty area. Picking himself up he calmly put the spot kick wide of keeper Tamati Williams. The score doubled four minutes later when Morgan-Howell hit a screamer from 25 metres that left Williams grasping at thin air. Forrest Hill got themselves back into the game and pulled a goal back just after the half hour when captain Chris Morris was left unmarked and headed home from a free kick. In the last minute before the break, Morgan-Howell had the chance of a hat trick when he was put through but some good goalkeeping denied him. Dan Peat had a quiet first half for him but he quickly involved in the action, putting a drive just over the bar and being denied by the keeper after being put through. He had another good chance in the 58th minute after being put through by Joe Bresnahan but unselfishly squared the ball across the goal allowing Morgan-Howell an easy tap in for his hat trick. The pace of East Coast Bays was starting to overwhelm the Forrest Hill defence and four minutes later Jack Beguely made it 4-1 when the ball wasn"t cleared. Six minutes later, Beguely had his second and Bays" fifth after Peat had bewildered the defenders with one of this runs before crossing to allow Beguely the final touch. It was all Bays at this stage and goal number six came from a Shaun Van Rooyen corner. Morgan-Howell out jumped the defenders to head into the top of the net. The final minutes of the game were all Bays. Morgan-Howell was denied by the keeper and in the last minute of normal time, Williams could only parry a shot by Svend Johannsen and Jason McKeown was on hand to put away the rebound. An outstanding man of the match performance from Dan Morgan-Howell, was the feature of a sublime team performance. Ace goal scorer, Dan Peat didn"t make the scoresheet but set up three of the goals and the rest of the team was magnificent.

Team: Gwilt, Forrest, Hyde, Zoghby, Bell, Van Rooyen (Pilkington 79), Bresnahan, Webster, Beguely (McKeown 75), Morgan-Howell (Johannsen 86), Peat

Scorers: Morgan-Howell 6 pen, 10, 58,78, Beguely 62,68, McKeown 90.


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