Pittwater RSL have secured the Champions of Champions All Age Men title with a dominant 5-2 triumph over West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook.
After controlling possession and the state of the match in the opening fifteen minutes, it was Pittwater who took the scoreline advantage thanks to a header from Joshua Yeates off a deep corner into the area.
Pittwater doubled their lead through Riley Kilpatrick after a defensive error, as they continued to control the match.
Their control of the contest was amplified by a stunning solo goal from Jonathon Walker to make it three. The central defender made a strong interception on the halfway line and drove forwards with purpose, beating the defensive line with a positive touch and burst of pace before tucking the ball home in a sensational effort.
Before halftime, West Pennant Hills clawed a goal back with Dash Ratnam finishing strongly into the bottom left-hand corner, but that was mitigated by a beautiful freekick from Odin Seoane Racano which kept the game in Pittwater’s hands.
The Northern Beaches team added a fifth in the 67th minute courtesy of a corner, which was converted once more by Yeates, but Andrew Zalunardo clawed back a goal for West Pennant Hills through a clinical penalty.
Pittwater saw out the match calmly and clinched the All Age Men Champions of Champions trophy.
West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook 2 (Dash Ratnam, Andrew Zalunardo)
Pittwater RSL 5 (Joshua Yeates x 2, Riley Kilpatrick, Jonathon Walker, Odin Seoane Racano)
West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook: 1. Jacob IRWIN, 2. Scott WILLIAMS, 4. Ryan FRANK, 5. Cody RUDD, 7. Cole RUDLIN, 10. Dash RATNAM, 16. Tim IRWIN, 18. Andrew ZALUNARDO, 21. Andrea BIASUCCI, 22. Liam KELLY, 23. Michael RAWLIN, 27. Lachlan IREDALE, 28. Dylan HUNTLEY, 29. Cameron PESAVENTO, 30. Shane CAMPBELL, 32. Ryan GUNN
Pittwater RSL: 4. Jonathon WALKER, 9. Matthew STIRRAT, 10. Michael McGINLEY, 11. Samuel WALLING, 12. Elijah BUCKNELL, 13. Alfred HUNT, 15. Nicholas DIAZ, 20. Joshua DIJKSTRA, 22. Thomas WOODWARD, 23. Max BOGUNOVIC, 24. Riley KILPATRICK, 27. Joshua YEATES, 29. Conrad MEULMAN, 32. Nicholas LEHNER, 35. Christopher RILEY, 80. Odin SEOANE RACANO
By Jack George (Football NSW)