Posted on September 17, 2012 in 'Reports'

Tanner Selyer played the starring role in ECU Joondalup’s 8-2 mauling of relegated Western Knights at the Edith Cowan University campus. Selyer helped himself to four goals and set up two others for his team mates to secure the northern suburbs club their eighth win of the campaign. “I was very proud of our performance. Some of the football we played was exceptional, especially as we had nothing to play for,” said Joondalup coach Salv Todaro, for whom David Foster grabbed a brace with Tommy Amphlett and Jon Higgins also on the scoresheet. “Some of the goals we scored were breathtaking; the stand out being Jon’s, which was a 25-metre screamer which left the ‘keeper motionless.”

Joondalup hit the ground running and by the time the half hour had passed were already three goals the better. Their first came on 10 minutes when Amphlett’s shot came back off the woodwork to Higgins, who curled in a delightful cross which Selyer powered past goalkeeper Alfie Brincat. Four minutes later Selyer was found in space by Rob Draper and, after weighing up his options, took a couple of touches to curl in from the edge of the 18-yard box. Goal number three arrived in the 25th minute, Selyer racing away from the defence and going past the ‘keeper sent the ball into an empty net.

The second half followed much the same pattern. In the 49th minute Amphlett surged forward to play a superb pass in for Foster to slot in goal number four. On the hour Matt Italiano picked out the run of Selyer who, left the defence in his wake and unselfishly set-up Amphlett to send a low shot into the bottom corner. Selyer got his fourth goal with ten minutes left, the attacker finishing calmly from an Amphlett pass. The home side were running rampant and on 85 minutes Selyer teed up Foster to score his second with a low finish from inside the box.

Almost immediately the Knights pulled a goal back, Jesse Fuller’s shot looping over ‘keeper Andy Banks to finally give the visitors something to celebrate. In the 90th minute James Burns grabbed the Knights a second goal with a crisp strike from 22-metres into the bottom corner which gave Banks no chance. Not to be out done, Joondalup returned fire in the 93rd minute through Higgins who drove down the left before unleashing a blistering long-range drive which flashed across the ‘keeper and crashed into the upright before coming to rest in the net.

ECU Joondalup 8 (Tanner SELYER 10’ 14’ 25’ 80’, David FOSTER 49’ 85’, Tommy AMPHLETT 60’, Jon HIGGINS 93’)

Western Knights 2 (Jesse FULLER 86’, James BURNS 90’)

Saturday 8 September 2012

ECU Arena

Crowd: Approx 200

Referee: Adam Fielding

Assistants: Trent Fleskens and Andrew Giorgi

ECU Joondalup: GK Andy BANKS, 11 Mike ADAMCEWICZ (19 Steve SOKOL 76’), 3 Rob DRAPER, 4 Dale McCULLOCH, 6 Jon HIGGINS, 7 Matty ITALIANO, 8 Shaun TIMMINS, 9 Tommy AMPHLETT, 12 David FOSTER, 16 Scott BLACKMORE, 17 Tanner SELYER – Substitutes not used: GK Andy PETTERSEN, 14 Jack OLDHAM, 15 Harry HAWKINS

Western Knights: GK Alfie BRINCAT, 2 George TCHAMI, 12 Brian WHITE (6 Jake MANN 57’), 5 Dave ANNALL, 3 Ethan LEVITT (15 Jacob AQUINO 67’), 4 Jesse FULLER, 8 Ryan SHACKLETON, 14 Ante JUKIC, 13 Julian TELES, 9 Jackson TURNER (22 Jacob VUCIC 46’), 11 James BURNS – Substitutes not used: GK Jon CALABRESE, 16 Ashley MURPHY

Yellow cards: Annall 65’, Vucic 78’