Hat-trick the highlight of Denley win
In C-Grade, Saturday's tussle between 3rd-placed Tahs Mariners and 4th-placed Denley Moor got off to the best start for Denley.
A ball across the face of the goal was untouched until Denley winger Phil Bennet found the net.
Denley striker Shepherd Shambira made his first pass of the season, to find winger Harley Smith waiting. The first time strike made it 2-0.
The third came when a sideline cross from Al Reeder was sent into the back of the net off the head of a tahs defender, and Smith made it four when a cracking shot bounced off the keeper’s hands into the goal.
Mariners re-shuffled their attacking line after the break. A loose tackle in the box brought Wayne Penrose to the penalty spot. Denley keeper Jerome Luke got a hand to the ball but the kick was too strong.
Penrose made it two soon after on the end of a half-volley that gave the keeper no chance.
Harley Smith notched his hat-trick to seal the game 5-2 with a neat kick on the half volley over the keeper’s head.