SUPER striker Iris hit Tulse Hill for six in a double-header which saw Julian's FC storm into second place in the league.
Fresh from a narrow 5-4 defeat against Girls United the previous week - and with six points on offer on Sunday - Julian's were determined to turn their undeniable talent and skill into goals and points.
An inexperienced Tulse Hill side did not know what had hit them and Matt Hayman’s all-stars were on the front foot from the start.
Finn was pulling the strings in the middle of the park, releasing the triple attacking threat of Rhoshaine on the right, Iris in the middle and Isobel on the left, to devastating effect.
Such was the dominance of Julian's, there was always the danger of a counter attack. But Bree, using her poise and strength, was quick to snuff out the Tulse Hill threat and get her team moving forward.
Iris was hungry for goals, buzzing around the opposition defenders, and with Rhoshaine and Isobel teeing her up – she swept home the first to give Julian’s a 1-0 lead and ease any jitters. The team visibly relaxed and Iris was in the mood for more, hitting the target an incredible THREE more times.
Isobel was back to her old self in this game, playing with a smile on her face. Her dancing feet and surging runs down the left were a real threat. And she was rewarded with a goal when she stole in at the far post to make it 5-0.
The second half counted as a new game so it was all to play for. On came Olivia, Betsy, Sienna and Lauren and they immediately set about the opposition.
Despite their demoralising 5-0 hammering in the first game, Tulse Hill refused to give up. Goalkeeper Azariah had to be on her toes, throwing herself at a shot which deflected out for a corner early on. If that had gone in, and with the second game at 0-0, who knows what would have happened?
As it was, intricate passing between Betsy, Olivia, Lauren and Sienna started to put the squeeze on Tulse Hill. And Olivia left the Tulse Hill defence in tatters with a powerful run and clinical finish for 1-0. Like all good strikers Iris, not satisfied with the four goals she had smashed home in the first game, helped herself to two more to make it 3-0.
And it could have been much worse for Tulse Hill. Martha embarked on a number of barn-storming runs, which on another day would have resulted in goals.
One such charge caused mass panic in the Tulse Hill ranks but as she closed in on the goal, she appeared to be clipped by the defender and hit the deck. "Penalty," shouted the crowd, "No," said referee Phil, who is also Martha's dad. It was the right call - it was a heavy fall but a good tackle.
Midfielder Sienna, with the uncanny knack of losing her marker and finding space in the penalty area, also looked destined to score but the ball twice ended up just the wrong side of the post.
Six-goal hotshot Iris and the whole Julian's FC team should be very proud.