In 2011, Dan Peat couldn’t buy a goal, not for love nor money, ending the season scoreless. Against Onehunga Sports, two clinical strikes destroyed any likelihood of that happening this season and set Bays on the way to a comfortable 4-0 win over their visitors.
Transferred to an immaculate Bays City 2 pitch as the main ground required a little more work, Onehunga Sports fired the first shot in anger after only five minute but it was hit straight at Aidan Gwilt for a comfortable save.
Both sides took a little time to settle down but Bays took the lead in the 14th minute when a defence-splitting pass from Joe Bresnahan found Peat who left his marker behind and coolly slotted the ball past the outrushing keeper.
Onehunga Sports had the chance to hit back three minutes later when they broke through the Bays defence but poor finishing nullified the chance.
Play continued back and forth with some great passing movements but nothing coming of them until the half time break.
Stern words were said by the coaches during the break and they worked as it was a highly motivated side that emerged for the second half and the lead was doubled within five minutes when Peat latched on to another pass, accelerated away and gave keeper Alex Gibson no chance with a clinical low drive.
The Onehuna Sports defence was now coming under increasing pressure and it finally told in the 66th minute when Leigh Kenyon got clear to wrong foot the keeper and make it 3-0.
A Jeff Campbell free kick nicked the crossbar as Bays continued to pressure. Then with eight minutes remaining, the ball found its way to Deklan Wynne at left back.
He carried the ball down the flank, cut in and beat the keeper from an acute angle to wrap up the scoring.
For Bays Mikael Munday again stood out in defence with Dillon Barnett, laying in the unaccustomed position of right back and Wynne on the left also impressive. The midfield of Bresnahan, Kenyon, Jason McKeown and Jeff Campbell dominated with Peat pulling the trigger up front.
Team: Gwilt, Barnett, Beguely (Scott Campbell 68), Munday, Wynne, Bresnahan, McKeown (Darkwa 83), Kenyon, Jeff Campbell, Peat (Escolme 71), Palmer.
Scorers: Peat 14, 50, Kenyon 66, Wynn 82
Last Modified on 15/04/2012 15:58