Pollok blitzed seven goals in the first half to set them on their way to a comfortable 9-0 victory over Cumbernauld United on Sunday morning.
The home side cruised to victory and had the ball in the opposition net after just five minutes.
Forward Cameron McNair received the ball on the edge of the box and thundered a confident left-footed shot into the net after turning his man superbly.
Pollok almost grabbed a second just two minutes later. Left-winger Declan Smith played in Nathan McGarvey for a one-on-one but Cumbernauld goalie Ross Higney rushed off his line to block well.
McNair then turned provider for Pollok’s second. After some quick passing from his side, McNair broke into the box on the right and fired a low cross across goal where Smith poked in at the far post.
Smith and McNair were causing the Cumbernauld defence all sorts of problems as they created chance after chance for the home side.
Five minutes later Smith grabbed his second and his team’s third. A superb driving run from right-back Luke Kelly took him to the edge of the box, where the ball eventually fell to the feet of Smith. The winger beat one defender then rifled in at the far post.
Higney then pulled off a fantastic save to deny Pollok’s Kyle McDonald. The striker hit a powerful shot from 25 yards but the keeper did superbly to tip the ball over the bar.
A delay of five minutes then took place after Higney went down following a collision. A lack of substitutes meant the keeper couldn’t be taken off but to his credit the keeper carried on.
Shortly afterwards, the floodgates opened for Pollok. McNair grabbed another from a corner, with the assist provided by Smith again. The winger hit a cross to the far post where McNair nodded in.
Pollok’s fifth came five minutes later. A wonderful move with many quick, first-touch passes eventually played in Smith, who squared the ball to right-winger Brandyn Milne. Milne then drove to the byline before cutting back to McDonald, whose thundered effort gave Higney no chance.
Pollok’s sixth was once again a result of some great combination play between Smith and McNair. Smith broke down the left wing and fired a low cross into the box, where McNair sealed his hat-trick by poking the ball home.
Unfortunately for Cumbernauld, there was still time for one more before the break. Left-back Patrick Canning sprinted down the touchline before cutting the ball back to McNair, who prodded in for Pollok’s seventh.
The referee then blew for half-time, much to the relief of the shell-shocked United team.