South Manchester 2nd reach last four of Feldman Trophy

By Danny Caro, February 14, 2011

A hat-trick from Steve Satinoff eased South Manchester Sports Club 2nd into the last four of the Feldman Trophy as they hit Westdene 2nd for six.

South Manchester went in front as early as the third minute when Ben Polak met Nathan Ezair’s corner with a scissors-kick, evoking memories of Wayne Rooney’s goal in the Manchester derby the day before.

Satinoff doubled the score on 10 minutes after finishing neatly following a flowing move, as he beat the offside trap to slot home. Ezair then made it three with a penalty after half an hour after Aaron Searle had been tripped in the area.

South Manchester continued to dominate, and hit the post twice as well as having three chances cleared off the line. They eventually scored a fourth when Satinoff’s cross was caught in the wind and flew into the far post. He went on to complete his hat-trick with a tap-in following more good work from Ezair.

Rowe then completed the rout with 10 minutes left with a fierce effort from the edge of the area which flew into the top corner.

Westdene’s misery was compounded when they had a man sent off.

South Manchester manager Neil Collins said: “We are delighted to be through to a semi-final, keeping our season alive.

“We only have three league matches left so we will be rusty when the game is finally played in April!”

Despite the heavy defeat, Westdene boss Paul Levy was still able to joke about his team’s heavy defeat:

“The seventh goal was offside. At 6-0 we were still in with a chance…more seriously, we had one sent off and two injured, and we capitulated.”

Last updated: 5:31pm, February 14 2011