The UCLan 5th team beat the University of Cumbria 5th team 11-0 to go the whole season with a 100% win rate.
The win was a perfect send off for the manager of the 5th team Tim Tack and the graduating players who will be leaving at the end of the season. Marvin Martin bagged a hat-trick with 8 other players scoring a goal each.
Lewis McGrath opened the scoring at the back post from a Jonny Morgan corner. Just a few minutes later Jonny Morgan scored a goal of his own from the edge of the area.
In the 20th minute the UCLan 5ths scored another goal from a Jonny Morgan corner at the back post. This time it was Sam McLoughlin who scored with a goal that he described as a “powerful header.”
Marvin Martin scored two goals in quick succession to make it 5-0 before halftime. The first was 1v1 with the goalkeeper and just a minute later Jordan Smith played a dangerous ball across the goal which Marvin tapped in.
About 10 minutes in the second half Tom Ottoway scored a half volley from 35 yards out after latching onto a clearance by the Cumbria goalkeeper.
Jordan Smith touched down a through ball by Jonny Morgan to make the score 7-0 with half an hour left.
Marvin Martin completed his hat-trick after great work by Rhys Tudge on the right wing allowed the striker to tap in from 2 yards into an empty net.
Sam Shobande had barely been on the pitch when he scored a solo goal which had added significance as it drew him level with Liam Vickery in the individual goalscoring charts.
However in the last few minutes Sam Shobande and Liam Vickery were both running towards a ball that went over the Cumbria defence. Sam Shobande managed to get to it first but the Cumbria goalkeeper managed to get a touch on his shot and Liam Vickery pounced on the loose ball to claim the golden boot.
With the last touch of the game Rhys Tudge scored from 20 yards which meant that every player that was playing today who will be leaving at the end of the season managed to score.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the best to Joel Cummings, Sam McLoughlin, Marvin Martin, Jordan Smith, Tim Tack, Lucas Thornley and Rhys Tudge in their future endeavours.