Old Boys dominance of Southland Football's Premier Men's Donald Gray Cup competition continued when they disposed of Southend United 4-0 at Bain Park in Invercargill.
Old Boys face one more game in their effort to achieve a perfect winning season.
Following a scoreless first 45 minutes Old Boys responded to coach Ignacio Sande's half-time team talk with a much more polished second half effort, while Southend United's valiant first half play came to nothing as Old Boys began to mount pressure and score goals.
Atain Haley netted first for Old Boys before a series of free kicks which were poorly defended by Southend resulted in goals to James Tucker, Jeremy Dix and Jono Ross to complete the Old Boys 4-0 score-line.
At the ILT Turf Waihopai suffered a 4-1 loss at the hands of bottom team Thistle but keep their rivals in bottom place as they have a superior goal difference.
Waihopai struck first blood in the game when Carl Henderson scored direct from a free kick but by half time Nick Rhodes had leveled the score for Thistle at 1-1.
Mark Lemon, Stephen Cook and a Dylan Meehan penalty ensured Thistle won back the Jubilee Cup which the two teams play for each season.
Division One: Queens Park 9, Arrow International Waihopai 0, Old Boys 9, GoPro Invercargill Thistle 0, Gore Wanderers Red 6, Winton 0; Gore Wanderers Black 1, Western Rovers 0;
Division Two Cup: Cleanways Thistle 2, Southend United Green 1; Old Boys Black 7, Thistle Blue 0;Old Boys Red 2, Gore Wanderers 0;
Division Two Trophy: Smiths City Waihopai 3, Western Rovers 2; Queens Park 6, Old Boys White 0; Southend United Black 2, Queens Park Masters 0;
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