The first half was definitely the closer of the two halves, with both teams competitive and creating pressure at either end. Marist went in 1-0 at halftime after a cool finish by Josh Furze. A good refereeing call allowed Marist the advantage after a possible handball, and after a cross found it’s way to Furze at the back post, he beat Jake Neaves in the Westport goal to the ball, before rolling the ball over the line.
The second half started with the scoreline 1-0, but it wasn’t long before Marist got their second. Juan Lawrence’s dangerous cross to the back post ended up in the net after it sailed over the reach of Neaves. Furze, Marist’s player of the day, got his second after good work down the left side of attack. With the result all but confirmed, the competitiveness dropped late in the game, but not the sportsmanship on display, nor Marist’s willingness to create chances. Josh Larson scored the fourth of the game before TK scored his fifth goal in three games, for the end scoreline of 5-0. Grant Smith starred in the Westport Cos backline, earning their player of the day for the second week running.