Boyack scores hat-trick as Massey beat Valeron

Last updated 12:28 16/07/2012
Coral Seath
LOCAL DERBY: Massey’s Coral Seath, left, and Valeron Wanderers’ Jess Henn jostle for the ball in their Central League game at Memorial Park yesterday.

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Massey did not let Valeron Wanderers get close to them during their local derby, with a 5-0 win in their Central League game at Memorial Park yesterday.

Massey coach Simon Lees said the scoreline probably was not a fair reflection of the game between the Palmerston North sides but they were still dominant.

"It was a fairly good game," he said. "We were really clinical in the front third and they just struggled to contain us at the back."

Emma Boyack added three goals to her huge season tally and was benched at halftime, then Coral Seath and Amy Allison scored one each in the second spell.

Lees said the way Jane Barnett fed the ball to Boyack up front was one of their strengths and a reason why they scored so many goals.

"Our ball speed can be really, really devastating when we get it right," Lees said.

Valeron improved in the second half but Massey's Leah Gallie and Barnett controlled the game well in the midfield. Massey kept the Valeron goalkeeper busy as she had to make several good saves.

Massey will now focus on their national knockout cup match against Claudelands Rovers in Hamilton on Sunday.

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