THERE was nowhere to hide for Port FC on the weekend as they were trounced 7-0 by the Kempsey Saints in round eight of the Football Mid North Coast Premier League.
Playing at Eden Street, the Saints were clinical in their demolition of their opponents with five individual goal scorers.
Coach, Jason Fisher, said it was pleasing to see his players take their game to the next level.
“At half time I told them to lift their intensity which they definitely managed to do,” he said.
“They completely dominated the rest of the game. I knew they were capable of this kind of performance because they had controlled the game in a similar way against Port United but just weren’t able to get the ball in the back of the net.”
As with their previous game, it was Blake Webster and Evan Clarke who scored the first two goals for their side with the former netting in the tenth minute, while the latter opened his account after 26 minutes.
With the score 2-0 at half time, the Saints were gifted their third goal just after the break when a Troy Ward cross was deflected into the back of the net by a Port FC player.
Clarke’s second in the 53rd minute was closely followed by a goal to Tristan Smith as the home side put the result beyond doubt.
Late strikes to Shaun Fraser and Dan Baker completed the rout with the Saints now sitting third on the ladder.
Fisher said his side was strong across the board in the game.
“It was our defence who set up the win with their performance in the first half,” he said.
“Other standouts for us were Evan Clark and Tristan Smith who both played extremely well.”
The Kempsey Saints reserve side remain undefeated with a come from behind 5-2 win in their game.
Cedric Bloedron was the standout with four goals.