Rock­ing­ham thrashes Melville 3-0

Southern Telegraph - - News - Brian Kennedy

Rock­ing­ham City hosted Melville City at Lark Hill Sport­splex last Satur­day for a 3-0 thrash­ing and now head into the fi­nal two games of the sea­son un­de­feated for the past eight games.

Rock­ing­ham started pos­i­tively with chances to Alex Grayson and Roy Hissey in the open­ing min­utes but the Melville keeper kept them from scor­ing.

Blake Sokolowski had a shot at the far post, which was saved again but man­aged to score when a run from Ryan Haslett down the left crossed in for Sokolowski to net and give Rocky a 1-0 lead in the first 10 min­utes.

Rock­ing­ham took their foot of the ped­dle a bit and chances went miss­ing when Hissey was again in­volved and Chris­tian Hogge also had his shot saved.

The Rock­ing­ham de­fence did well to keep out any at­tack when a cou­ple of patches of bad de­fend­ing al­lowed a cou­ple of shots but were well blocked by the Rocky goal­keeper Cyril Shar­rock

Hogge was in with a 50/50 chance and the keeper then dragged the ball out­side of the box and the re­sult­ing free kick by Ryan Kennedy found Sokolowski — at the back post un­marked — who steered his header into the net, giv­ing Rock­ing­ham a 2-0 lead at half-time.

The sec­ond half started in the same man­ner, with Hogge lively again but it wasn’t to be, with Melville stop­ping any at­tack Rock- ing­ham put for­ward. Paul Larvin was put through on goal from a slick Kennedy pass and with his first touch of the game, slot­ted his chance to make it 3-0 with 15 min­utes to play.

Larvin was again through on goal but man­aged to miss his shot at goal, which would have made it two goals in three min­utes.

The re­sult stayed at 3-0 and the Rock­ing­ham de­fen­sive record of eight clean sheets in a row equalled 720 min­utes of play with­out con­ced­ing a goal.

Rock­ing­ham have two games left in the year; Wan­neroo away on Septem­ber 19 and then For­rest­field at Lark Hill on Septem­ber 26, know­ing two wins will bring home the league tro­phy.

Rock­ing­ham City re­serves drew 2-2 with Melville City re­serves.

Rock­ing­ham City 18s wal­loped Melville City 18s 7-1 in a solid vic­tory with two goals each from Mitch Mor­rin and Josh MacKinder along with goals from Jake Brown, Cal­lum Rib­bons and Ai­man Ka­mar­mo­hter.

Pic­ture: Michael Parr

Rock­ing­ham City’s Ryan Kennedy scores from the penalty spot against Melville City at Lark Hill Sport­splex last Satur­day.

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