A-League midweek friendlies delivered a glut of goals as attackers, Jeronimo and Henrique, helped themselves to four each.
Brisbane Roar, Newcastle Jets, Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory comfortable accounted for their lower league rivals while it was a harder day at the office for Western Sydney Wanderers.
The A-League champs Brisbane showed no mercy when they smashed Moreton Bay Jets 8-1 at Ballymore Stadium on Wednesday night.
The slippery fish – Henrique – proved as hard to catch as ever when he put four past the Jets before Johnny Warren medallist Thomas Broich chipped in with a brace.
Roar will be without star striker Besart Berisha in 2014-15 after he signed with Melbourne Victory, but they had little trouble finding their route to goal with Dimi Petratos also getting on the scoresheet.
Despite the scoreline it was a standout game for Moreton Bay substitute Dane Forsyth who pulled the game back to 3-1 in the second half and came close to adding to his tally on two occasions.
Newcastle Jets’ new signing Jeronimo immediately endeared himself to the Hunter faithful scoring four goals in the other 8-1 rout of the night.
The former Adelaide United star proved he could indeed score away from Coopers Stadium when he helped dismantle the Weston Bears at Rockwell Automation Park.
Surprisingly, given the scoreline, it was the Bears that took the lead on 15 minutes when Connor Evans latched onto a wayward pass and calmly slotted home to make it 1-0.
Thereafter the Jets piled on seven – plus an own goal from Weston defender Shane Farmer on the hour - starting with a bullet header from Joel Griffiths on 22 minutes.
Further goals to Kew Jaliens, Jeronimo and a stoppage time strike from Nick Ward completed the demolition.
Meanwhile Jeronimo’s former club had a comfortable 4-1 victory over the Adelaide Comets on Tuesday night at a wet and windy Adelaide Shores Football Centre.
Reds coach Josep Gombau fielded an even younger squad than the line-up thrashed 5-1 by La Liga side Malaga last week.
Youth-team player Bruce Kamau broke the deadlock on 16 minutes before Dylan McGowan bagged a brace and Anthony Costa rounded off the night for the Reds. The Comets managed to pull a goal back through Matthew Bouzalas.
On the same night a three-goal second half haul helped Melbourne Victory to an emphatic 4-1 win over NPL side Hume City at John Ilhan Memorial Reserve.
In a good sign for Victory’s 2013-15 campaign, marquee Berisha was impressive in his 60 minutes on the pitch, scoring a goal to add to strikes by veteran hitman Archie Thompson, Gui Finkler and trialist George Howard.
Victory came from a goal down after Jamie Desmit opened the scoring for Hume on 29 minutes.
Goals were not so easy to come by at Deakin Stadium on Wednesday night,however, where the Western Sydney Wanderers edged Canberra United 1-0.
Some dazzling skill and a first-half goal from 18-year-old Jaushua Sotirio decided the match.