An early kick off at the Bothwellhaugh Sports fields saw Jerviston turn on the style against Glenboig United and get the job done early in the match. Jerviston’s conversion rate was phenomenal as nearly every chance created in the first half ended in a goal.
It was an early opener for Declan McLaughlin as Henry Kyanda dribbled the ball by the Glenboig defence and played it across goal, taking the goalkeeper out of the equation and McLaughlin had an easy finish into an open net.
The second goal came just minutes later Ryan Bourke took a big touch to beat his man, he hit the by-line and crossed the ball in for Henry Kyanda to tap the ball into the back of the net.
Jerviston were in a goal-scoring mood. A goal kick gone wrong gave Ryan Bourke the opportunity to sprint towards goal and slot the ball into the far post to give his side the three-goal advantage.
It seemed like Jerviston could do no wrong in the final third as they took a commanding lead. Ryan Bourke again causing the Glenboig defence problems with a chipped ball over the top for Henry Kyanda to get on the end of, Kyanda calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper and secured his second goal of the day.
Ryan Bourke was involved in yet another goal. A disguised pass from Anthony O’Rourke played Ryan Bourke through on goal, who slipped the ball past the keeper.
Glenboig finally got a shot away when Mark Caldwell picked the ball up at the halfway line, stayed strong against the Jerviston centre back and powerfully smashed the ball into the top corner.
Martin Boyle grabbed a goal to end an extremely dominant first half for Jerviston. The ball fell to Boyle’s feet inside the six-yard box and he managed to sneak the ball inside the near post to make it 6-1 at the interval.