Churchill United has claimed its fifth Battle of Britain Cup with a resounding 7-0 win over Falcons 2000 on Sunday.
The Rams dominated from beginning to end with fluent attacking play.
Ten minutes in Churchill claimed the lead when Aiden Huizer floated a long free kick to captain Jamie Robson who headed past an advancing Paul Storey in Falcons’ goal.
Falcons only real goal attempt of the match was saved by Churchill keeper Jason Sands when he tipped Scott Mackeown’s shot around the upright.
Churchill coach Luke Cheney then broke Falcons’ line to send a cross to strike partner Jesse Kennedy who coolly controlled and finished for the Rams to lead 2-0.
It was 3-0 before the break when Taylor Jackson slotted the ball home after a long run to leave Storey with no chance.
In the second half it was much of the same and Cheney soon made it 4-0 with a neat finish before he claimed his second hat-trick in as many weeks to blow the score out to 6-0.
Player of the match Cheney almost added another when his shot struck the post before the ball bounced up for substitute Dean Pyle to finish and complete the 7-0 rout.
Steel Youth Cup
In the Inaugural Steel Youth Cup final Churchill continued Falcons’ woes with a 3-1 victory.
Churchill’s goals were scored by Shane McColl (penalty), Ben Skinner and an own goal.
Skinner was also recognised with player of the match honours.
Churchill completed a cup trifecta on the day when its women’s team won the Browne-Huizer Trophy 1-0 in extra time over a hard working Tyers team. The Rams claimed the winner just prior to the extra time interval when Lani Murdoch’s corner swung into the net.
Player of the match honours went to Churchill’s Elise Winkel.
In the reserve grade Shopwell Trophy Fortuna triumphed 3-2, with George Fkaris scoring a brace for the Orangemen; Bekithemba Madiye scored both of Traralgon’s goals.
Nan Bosma Cup
Trafalgar Victory backed up its league championship victory with a win in the final of the second division Nan Bosma Cup 2-0 over Traralgon City. Trafalgar’s goals were scored by Lachlan Wyatt and Brian Farmer.