Christchurch United 6-0 Ferrymead Bays - Southern League Round 6

Christchurch United continued their unbeaten start to the Southern League season with a dominant 6-0 victory over third-placed Ferrymead Bays on Saturday afternoon. The match took place at Ferrymead park, with a lively crowd in attendance.

The away side got off to a flying start, with striker Stokes opening the scoring after just seven minutes. It was a well-placed shot that left the Ferrymead Bays goalkeeper with no chance. The visitors tried to respond quickly but were met with a solid defense from Christchurch United.

Christchurch United doubled their lead in the 14th minute, this time it was Philip who found the back of the net with a clinical finish. Ferrymead Bays looked rattled after conceding two quick goals, and Christchurch United took full advantage of their opponents' nerves.

Philip added to his tally in the 38th minute, scoring his second goal of the match with a well-placed shot that flew past the Ferrymead Bays goalkeeper. The score at halftime was 3-0 in favor of the away side.

The second half was no different, with Christchurch United continuing to dominate proceedings. Stokes scored his second goal of the match in the 64th minute, putting the result beyond doubt. The home side then took their foot off the gas for a bit, as they looked to find a way back with their four-goal deficit.

Philip completed his hat-trick in the 87th minute, much to the delight of the travelling fans. The striker had an outstanding game and was a constant threat to the Ferrymead Bays defense. But there was still time for more drama as Stokes also completed his hat-trick in the 90+1st minute, capping off a great day for Christchurch United.

The final score was 6-0 in favour of the away side, who maintain their perfect start to the season. Christchurch United's strikers, Philip and Stokes, were the stars of the show with each scoring a hat-trick. The win puts Christchurch United two points clear at the top of the table going into round 7. It was a performance that will give their rivals plenty to think about.

Photo courtesy of Jim Watts Photography