Striker nets five for the Bobcats

THE Maclean Bowling Club Bobcats football team turned on the style with a 7-0 demolition of the Orara Valley Dingoes in the weekend round of the North Coast Football First Division.

The result was set up by a first half blitz from the Bobcats that saw them score six of their goals and in a remarkable individual effort striker Fraser Robinson scored five of them himself.

The visiting Bobcats attacked from the opening whistle as their high intensity passing game clicked straight into gear.

After a number of warning shots the Bobcats hit the lead after just five minutes when Kevin Crofton rose at the back post to nod in a Travis Armstrong corner.

From that moment Robinson took over proceedings and his steady stream of five goals showcased all is quality.

A strong header showed his aerial prowess, a couple of breakaways showed his clean pair of heals and twisting and turning in and around the box showed his skill, power and strength.

Five goals later and a shell-shocked Orara were down 6-0 at the break.

With pride at stake the Dingoes came out in the second half determined to stem the flow and show their home fans that they a capable of better things.

Whilst the Bobcats continued to dictate the terms for extended periods the outclassed Dingoes showed plenty of character to keep the Maclean team out.

It took until the final five minutes for the Bobcats to breach the Dingoes defence again when Jeremy Walters made he usual weaving run down the right before blasting in from an acute angle.

After a lacklustre opening round draw with Urunga the Bobcats bounced back with panache with this 7-0 win.

Robinson was the obvious standout for the Bobcats but it was also the well organized defensive platform that played a major role in the win.

After a scoreless first half in the Youth Division, Orara ran over the top of the Bobcats in the second half to record a win 3-0 to bring the Bobcats cubs back down to earth after their opening round win.

Next Saturday the Bobcats play the Westlawn Tigers at Barnier Park, Junction Hill from 5pm.



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