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Red-hot Ibises hand Raiders a severe 16-goal punishing

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August 23, 2017

Striker Tariq Nikoi-Kotey netted six goals for Tatura after returning from suspension on Sunday.

It rained goals at Howley Oval on Sunday as Tatura thrashed Moama-Echuca Border Raiders 16-0.

Vastly improving their goal difference in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League’s men’s championship, the Ibises needed only five goal-scorers.

Tariq Nikoi-Kotey capitalised on an abundance of supply with six goals as the import could not miss.

Returning from suspension, coach Brent Mathers would be thrilled by the spark the striker brought to the side.

Cihan Baser made sure he was part of the action, scoring his first goal of the season as well as three others during the match.

Nathaniel Amartey was the other multiple goal-scorer with a hat-trick as Damian Russo, Ismet Uguz and an own goal from the Border Raiders burst the final margin out.

But despite the sizeable victory Tatura was unable to move from its sixth place, with Strathdale seven points away in fifth.

Shepparton’s five-goal defeat at the hands of Eaglehawk has only served to make it more difficult for rival Shepparton United in its quest for top spot.

With Eaglehawk a point above United, but with a superior goal difference of 22 goals, jumping up to first will be difficult for Shepparton’s leading side in the BASL.

On Sunday Shepparton was bombarded by Eaglehawk for the duration of the match with Gregory Thomas scoring the first goal after converting a penalty.

Already a goal up after 10 minutes, Brent Hamblin found the back of the net at the 31st minute, while another three goals would flow Eaglehawk’s way in the second half.

In other matches across the league, Strathdale fought out a two-all draw against Epsom, while Spring Gully United was too strong for Colts United, taking the three points in a 9-2 victory.

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