CALLALA Bay's Ben Atkins and his Pararoos enjoyed an emphatic 5-nil win over Canada, in their first game on home soil in 19 years.
Led by Ben Roche and Connor Bunce, who scored two goals apiece, the Pararoos started the historic match the stronger at Sydney's Cromer Park and were rewarded with the opener after 10 minutes.
Following a corner for Kai Lammert's side, Bunce struck a low, driven shot across goal which escaped the grasp of Canadian goalkeeper Damien Wojtiw and found Daniel Campbell at the back post, to tuck home the first goal of the game.
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This strike opened the game up, as the Pararoos continued to create chances in front of the Canada goal - leading to Roach scoring the hosts' second.
Collecting the ball outside the box, Roche buried his 29th Pararoos goal with a left-foot strike from outside the box.
Canada's captain Samuel Charron did his best to try to haul his side back into the contest but his free-kick attempt in the 20th minute rattled the crossbar and failed to beat Christopher Pyne in the Pararoos' goal.
It proved to be the only genuine chance of the half for the visitors, who were made to pay just before the break, following a pinpoint Bunce strike from long range - his driving run across the box and low left-footed shot rattled back of the net.
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The Pararoos looked set to pick up where they left off in the second half but two miraculous goal-line blocks in quick succession from Charron kept the score at 3-nil.
But the Pararoos pressure was relentless, and two quick-fire goals to Bunce and Roche put Australia five goals ahead.
Bunce scored his second of the day with an emphatic strike from the top of the box and two minutes later Roche, grabbed a brace of his own, tucking a pass from Atkins into the bottom left corner.