Soccer: Melville City smash Ellenbrook United 7-1

Soccer: Melville City smash Ellenbrook United 7-1

A YOUTHFUL Melville City claimed back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a spectacular 7-1 thrashing of Ellenbrook United at John Connell Reserve.

Coming off last week’s win over Olympic Kingsway, Melville’s youngsters turned it up a gear and moved to within a win of sixth place.

Melville started with a point to prove and only a sharp reaction save from Chris Potter denied Christian Long a goal inside the opening five minutes.

The hosts did not have to wait long for a breakthrough though, as Logan McIsaac nodded home Alastair Campbell’s corner.

Campbell nearly made it 2-0 from a free kick, before Sherwin Tucker extended City’s lead with a tidy one-on-one finish.

Ellenbrook had chances to hit back, but Daniel Agudelo saved from Matt Clarke, before Harry Bissett headed over.

Any chance of a comeback was snuffed out 10 minutes after the restart, when Cameron McLaren rode a couple of challenges before sliding home.

It was 4-0 soon after when McLaren’s swerving strike struck the bar and Louie Granich scrambled in the rebound.

Ellenbrook grabbed a consolation goal when a long ball evaded Melville’s defence and Alex McInerney pounced.

However, Melville kept going and McLaren grabbed his second of the game with a composed finish, before setting up Sabin Shrestha for another.

Rion Robertson added the icing on the cake with a superb curling effort in injury time.