IT was a perfect day for soccer on Sunday and the Korumburra pitch had stood up well to recent rain.
The conditions provided for some great team play from both sides and the match produced two contenders for goal of the season!
City started the game at a frenetic pace and pushed the Stars back in the opening minutes with some strong forward runs and a couple of decent long range efforts.
The Stars held on under the pressure and eventually found their rhythm and started playing a passing game which opened up some chances.
Two goals from the Stars and lots of possession and opportunities left the Inverloch side feeling in control, however that was about to change.
A powerful City attack saw the ball headed out of defence, the ball dropped to the City number 12 who volleyed in a superb shot from outside the box.
The sweet, swerving, dipping effort left the Stars keeper with no chance and City went in to the break back in the game.
The second half however was all about the Stars.
Inverloch came out with the desire that has helped them win some big games this season, and they started playing some wonderful football.
Pat Gilbert back from injury was at his best playing up front for the Stars and it was his skill that finished off a wonderful move for the Stars.
Playing the ball from defence, the Stars strung a series of perfect pinpoint passes together to slice through the City team.
It was Gilbert on hand to finish off a fine team goal by audaciously flicking the ball past the keeper with his back foot.
Gilbert ended the game with a hat-trick, and with further goals to Tim Thornby, Gerson Pacheco and Oscar Price, and with a brace to San Oo meant the Stars ran away with the game.
Korumburra showed great commitment to play out the game and will be proud that they gave it their all to the final whistle.