Western NSW Mariners in strong form

Western NSW Mariners won the day with 10 points over Dulwich Hill but found the matches at Arlington Oval to be difficult encounters in all grades.

Western NSW Mariners won the day with 10 points over Dulwich Hill but found the matches at Arlington Oval to be difficult encounters in all grades.

The travel seemed to affect the Western NSW squad in the 13s suffering a 3-0 loss after recent weeks of good form.

The 14s though after a shaky start having conceded inside 60 seconds, turned things around with a convincing 3-1 victory. Sam Smith grabbed a hat-trick.

The Under 15s had a strong 3-0 win with Lachlan Thomas grabbing two after Mitchell Rooke-s opener.

Scores were deadlocked in the Under 16s before Dulwich Hill grabbed the lead midway through the second half, before the Mariners drew level fittingly through James Ford to share the points.

In the Under 18s, a composed first half and a strong early second start from Western NSW Mariners culminating in a hat-trick to Nick Rutherford saw them with a commanding 3-0 lead. A late fight-back from Dulwich Hill saw them grab a consolation goal but not enough to stop the Western squad from jumping to the top of the table following the win.

Overall, a good round of matches before Western NSW Mariners host the Central Coast Mariners Academy next weekend at Bathurst.