SUNK: United's Ben Manahan scores his side's third goal of the first half to sink Inter Club's chances.
SUNK: United's Ben Manahan scores his side's third goal of the first half to sink Inter Club's chances. Matthew Purcell

United front secures win, sinks Inter's hopes

football: These two teams had been neck and neck for much of 2017 - just not on Saturday.

A four-goal haul from United's Ben Manahan had Inter Club on its knees as the two teams battled it out in the senior colts grand final fixture.

United went into the tie uncertain who would take the field as injury and sickness hampered he side's preparations.

It didn't show however as United blew away their opposition with five goals in the opening half.

The game started evenly as both sides attacked one another's goal.

Inter's Dylan Politch got up and down the right flank but Inter couldn't land the telling blow.

Then a crazy 15 minutes ensued as United nabbed a goal, another quick three, before another to round out the half with a five-goal lead.

Inter's defence couldn't contain United's pace up top.

Going into the second half, Inter was left playing for pride.

They fought back and showed United what they could produce.

But United's defence and goalkeeper were resolute and proved too much to break down.

United slowed its rhythm in the last 15 minutes as they'd go goalless in the second 30 minutes.

Ben Manahan received player of the match after his four goals helped United secure the senior colts trophy.

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