Soccer: UWA thumped 6-0 by league leaders Joondalup City

Soccer: UWA thumped 6-0 by league leaders Joondalup City

UWA Nedlands FC need a win in the last round of the State League Division One competition this weekend to finish in the top half of the ladder.

The team suffered its first defeat in five games against Joondalup United FC 6-0 last weekend.

Things started poorly for UWA as it conceded a penalty in the first five minutes.

Marco Murray brought down the Joondalup striker as he went past the centre back and the resultant spot kick from Lee Jones was converted.

Jones scored his second of the game shortly afterwards with a sublime finish into the corner, leaving UWA keeper Ranjeet Sekhon with no chance.

Jones had a first half hat trick only minutes later when Sekhon took him down inside the area; the forward yet again kept his composure from the spot to make it 3-0.

However, Sekhon recovered well and produced a string of fine saves to deny Jones from adding to his tally.

Callum Stocks rounded off a strong half for the home side when his tap in made it 4-0.

The second half was an improvement for UWA; chances appeared at the other end, most notably when Matt Deveraux’s header was well saved by James Bosdet.

However, Joondalup were too clinical at the other end to give UWA any chance of getting back into the game.

Jones scored his fourth of the afternoon after he latched on to a fantastic ball from United keeper Bosdet and Jones calmly finished past Sekhon to make it 5-0.

UWA’s afternoon was summed up when a miscommunication at the back saw Sekhon caught in possession by Jones and the striker walked the ball in to make it six for his side and five individually for the afternoon.

Joondalup enters the final round of the season on top of the State League Division One ladder.