With no league fixture this week we had arranged a friendly against newly formed Civil Service in Dundonald at their own ground.
This was the chance for Captain Jack Hare to get much needed game time as he gets back from his fracture ankle and with the semi final of the league cup against League Champs Rosario only two weeks away everyone would benefit for more match time as well.
We went 1 : 0 up in five minutes with a well take goal from Noah Crenshaw after Stuart Hannah found him with the ball, then 7 minutes later Noah returned the compliment for his striking partner and Stuart made it 2 : 0. Number three came 2 minutes later again Noah was in the thick of things setting up a goal for Reece Atkinson from Noah’s corner 3 : 0. Stuart Hannah got his second in the 29th minute when his brother Ryan put in a low ball into the box which Rhys Mackie failed to get on the end off but it fell for Stuart at the back post and he tucked it into the net to make it 4 : 0. Then a minute from half time Noah Crenshaw got his second of the match when Ryan Hannah sent in another cross and Noah smashed it into the net.
HALF TIME: 5 . 0
With roll-on roll off subs in play thing were changing continuously so that everyone got game time and a minute into the second half it was 6 : 0, Matthew Guest sent over a cross from the left and Stuart Graham ran in at the back post to hit a superb volley into the back of the net. Nine minutes later it was 7 : 0 with a solo effort from Matthew Guest. In the 54th minute it was 8 : 0, Brandon McFerran sent a perfect through ball for Dee Thompson to get on the end off to score, then on the stroke of full time Bradley McCourt added number nine with a powerful strike from twenty yards out and it flew in to the back of the net.
FULL TIME: 9 . 0
Well done everyone some good football played but a big thank you to Civil Service for the match and I have no doubt they will grow from strength to strength in time for the new season, good luck.