Soccer: UWA Nedlands handed 6-2 spanking by Joondalup United

Alex Kretowicz fires an effort on goal from range.
Alex Kretowicz fires an effort on goal from range.

A RAMPANT Joondalup United FC was able to hit back from last week’s slip up against Mandurah City as they smashed UWA Nedlands 6-2 at UWA Sports Park.

Things started poorly for UWA with Joondalup scoring within the first five minutes courtesy of a free kick.

UWA was under heavy pressure from a physical Joondalup outfit and things got worse when Joondalup doubled their lead through Lee Jones on the 10-minute mark.

Joondalup scored its third after 35 minutes; a great corner was met by the head of a Joondalup midfielder to send it 3-0 up.

UWA should have had a penalty just before half time when Alex Kretowicz was brought down by the Joondalup centre back but the referee waved play on and Joondalup went into the break with a three-goal lead.

UWA started the second half with better ball movement and intensity but it was subdued by a fortunate goal for Joondalup.

A corner was well defended by UWA but the follow up low cross found its way through a crowd of players and into the net.

UWA finally started to surge forward and had opportunities thanks to great balls into the box from Mordecai Appiah and Kretowicz.

The introduction of Simon Baah changed fortunes for UWA.

The forward almost found himself immediately on the scoresheet but could not find the net.

Five minutes from time stand in UWA captain Marc Zagami was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Consequently, Zagami will miss next weekends trip to Ashfield.

Two minutes from time, UWA finally got on the scoresheet.

Baah found himself in space and put a great ball into the box for Kretowicz to tap home.

Moments later UWA added another.

Baah put another fantastic cross into the box for Prout to tap home from close range and make it 4-2.

The game still proved to have goals left in it with Joondalup scoring an additional two in added time.

Callum Stocks curled a great effort home from the edge of the box while Jacob Shore got himself on the scoresheet from a corner.