A group of foreign imports have added substantial midfield thrust to Gunnedah FC's attack, paving the way for promising teen striker Eli Rankmore to score six goals in a 12-0 home defeat of Kootingal.
It was "one of those days", Gunnedah FC player-coach Andy Cygan said, adding: "Nearly every shot we had went in. Everyone played really well."
Cygan said he had the services of two Argentinians and a Frenchman - who operated in the midfield - and an Estonian defender. All four men work in the solar industry.
"They're some of the best players I've seen," he said, adding that they "just seem to lift everybody" but are due to leave town at the end of next month.
Gunnedah FC have started the season with two impressive wins (they beat South United 4-1 in round one).
Cygan, who is keeping this year, praised his side's defensive efforts.
"We conceded a lot of goals last year, and aimed to tighten it up at the back [in 2021]," he said.
Rankmore, 17, "just wants the ball all the time", Cygan said, "and obviously loves scoring".
Gunnedah host Moore Creek on Saturday.
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