Horsham and District Soccer Club score six to seal fourth win | Photos

HORSHAM and District Soccer Club came away with its fourth win of the season when it defeated Victoria Park on Sunday. 

The home side dominated the game with just two lapses in play and eventually won 6-2. 

Horsham scored all eight goals of the game with young players Jonah Dickonson and Mirza Demirkale heading the ball into the opposition’s net. 

Vic Park scored the first goal with Dickinson heading the ball into the middle of the goal from a corner after two minutes of play. 

It took Horsham 30 minutes to score its first goal, but did so with style. 

A patient passage of play saw the side create an opening down the left-hand side of the field. Reuben Macchia dribbled the ball from the halfway line and passed to Toby Riddell-Both, who ingeniously back-heeled the ball into Macchia’s overlapping run. 

Macchia lined up the ball from the edge of the box and hit it with accuracy and pace into the bottom right-hand corner. 

This lifted the home side and it went on to score two minutes later via captain Jake Hinton. 

Another calm section of play from Horsham put Hinton in a good position to strike the ball with verve into the back of the net. 

Young under-15s captain Demirkale scored his first senior goal of his career on the 39th minute. 

Macchia was fouled 23 yards from goal and the young Falcon was chosen to take the free kick. 

Demirkale lined the shot up well and dipped it over the wall, the ball took a deflection off an opposition defender and bounced into the goal. 

Horsham went into the main break with a 3-1 lead. 

It took the blue and white 10 minutes to get into the half, with Vic Park coming out prepared to take the game by the scruff of the neck. 

Horsham held out, proving it can shutout an opponent if need be. 

Noah Talbot was brought down in the box on the 55th minute. 

Hinton stepped up to take the spot kick and slotted it into the bottom left-hand corner. 

Vic Park scored its second goal with Demirkale heading the ball into the top left-hand corner of the goal after it was crossed in from a corner. 

Hinton secured his hat-trick 11 minutes later on the 73rd minute. 

A beautiful piece of play on the right side of the pitch for Horsham’s final goal was one the side could be proud of. 

Elijah Macchia and Marcus Luciani played a one-two combination high in their own half and Luciani advanced with the ball up the pitch. 

Luciani saw the run of Riddell-Both at the far post and crossed the ball up and over the opposition defence for Riddell-Both to head the ball into the net. 

Riddell-Both was named best on ground for the side after collecting two assists and scoring a goal. 

Reuben Macchia was also important, scoring the goal which lifted the side as well as notching two more assists.

Hinton was on fire in front of goal, having several shots and scoring a hat-trick. 


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