MURDOCH University Melville’s (MUM) excellent start to the season continued with a 5-1 thrashing of Kelmscott Roos at Frye Park.
A three-goal first half set up the win for the visitors, before a couple of late strikes put the icing on the cake as they consolidated 3rd place on the State League Division Two ladder.
With four victories from their opening seven games, MUM have put themselves in the playoff mix early in the season and will hope to continue their rich vein of form.
With Kelmscott coming off back-to-back wins, the away side knew they had to start well and were rewarded early when Scott Campbell’s cross eluded the goalkeeper and sailed into the net.
Both sides looked dangerous on the break and had some near misses in front of goal, but MUM doubled their lead when some good work from Jospi Vujica led to Declan Tanna racing onto a through ball and the winger fired into the top corner.
It was 3-0 soon after, when Tanna capitalised on some hesitant defending and played an enticing chip across goal which Campbell duly headed home.
Vujica came close to extending their lead further after the break, only to be denied by a superb stop from Kelmscott’s goalkeeper Taylor Warwick.
With 15 minutes to go, Broden Brown rose highest to nod home a corner, before substitutes Anthony Lomma and Ryan Tucker combined well to make it 5-0, as the former’s darting run and composure allowed the latter to fire home from distance.
A late Kelmscott strike reduced the deficit late and spoilt MUM’s clean sheet to put a slight damper on an otherwise bright day.
In other games, MUM’s Reserve’s side moved to the top of the table following a 5-0 win over Kelmscott thanks to a Jac Pascoe brace and strikes to Yohanes Tadesse, Brett Tucker and Jacob Guarino.
MUM’s Under 18’s also had a happy outing and made it seven wins from seven with a 6-1 win.