MACQUARIE United FC have sent Panorama FC crashing down to earth with a 6-1 scoreline in Saturday's Western Premier League clash.
Panorama FC would have fancied themselves a chance of giving the competition frontrunners an exciting contest, having accounted for Lithgow Workmans FC in a midweek clash, but the Dubbo men showed the sort of football which has made them title favourites.
Macquarie's brand of play was not something Panorama found themselves able to match, according to coach Ricky Guihot.
"They're a great side and their coach has them playing a great brand of football. They transition well in the final third of the third. We started off slow and we were on the back foot with a couple of soft goals," he said.
"Like in the game against Barnies ... It's not that we can't get ourselves out of that hole, it's just that we can't work out what we're doing wrong quick enough. Once we do figure it out it's too late."
Panorama managed to figure themselves out only once defender Jye Fleischmann had been sent off midway through the second half.
Fleischmann had earned himself a yellow card just a matter of minutes into the game and spent much of the game having to play cautiously in defence.
Strangely, the reduction to 10 men seemed to spark something within the Panorama side, who not only found their structure but managed to score through Tom Dale with 15 minutes to go.
"Had we played like that earlier in the game it could have been a different outcome but credit has to go to Macquarie because they're a very good side," Guihot said.
"They're the best side I've played against in this competition. Jesse Sprang is a target nine for them and a great young player. Connor Crane is in a good midfield with a couple of older fellas. They're always filling the space left by someone else.
"There's a couple of them who have played together through development sides throughout the years so they're aware of each other's abilities and the way they play. They'll be there at the pointy end of the competition."