IF you thought Orange Waratahs’ 15-1 win over the Orana Spurs on Sunday was the biggest in Western Premier League history, you’d be wrong.
It was a game for the ages. Hat-tricks, doubles, own goals - it had everything.
But a record breaker?
The Orange club thumped Orana 16-0 in August 2010 in the single biggest score line produced in a WPL match seen by many of the region’s footballing fraternity.
And the margin could have been bigger.
Waratahs earned a penalty kick right in front of goal after Steve Cooper was brought down by a wayward tackle.
Well in front at the time of the penalty, Waratahs goalkeeper Adam Brakenridge was called upon to slot home what would have been his first winner for 2010, but he missed.
“We gave him a soft penalty and he was pretty chuffed then he put it wide which was good,” Waratahs midfielder Ryan Sinclair laughed.
“We spoke about it on the weekend and no matter how far we were in front (Brakenridge) wasn’t getting another shot.”
The 2010 win is the biggest WPL win Sinclair remembers being part of.
However, last weekend’s 14-goal triumph was the most complete victory his side has put together for a long time.
“When we’ve been up 6-0 or 7-0 in the past we’ve switched off,” he said.
“I think we hit our straps. To knock it around as well as we did in those conditions, I thought it was one of our best performances.”