As was the case all day, Antonine threatened as a result of link up play down the right channel between full back Dominic Cairney and winger Daniel Hamilton, and added a second goal six minutes in to the second half. Hamilton’s cross from the right found Gallagher who headed Antonine’s second of the day.
13 minutes in to the second half, Antonine were denied what would’ve been a great team goal. A wonderful interchange of passing found Christopher Donaghy, but his shot was well blocked by Polewaczyk.
Oban broke quickly from the rebound and MacCrone was denied his second of the game only by the feet of Carrol who spread himself well to narrow the angle.
Midway through the second half, Antonine were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty. Boyle skipped past a few challenges and was brought down by Polewaczyk, but the referee was unmoved.
Soon after, Antonine added a third. Again, Cairney burst down the right and picked out Christopher Donaghy at the edge of the area with a pinpoint cutback, who then slid in to extend Antonine’s advantage.
Antonine took control of the match from there on in and scored their fourth eight minutes from time. Great work down the left by Christopher Donaghy created the space to cross for Boyle, whose stooping header flew past Polewaczyk to make it 4-1.
Substitute Dion McInally completed the scoring with two minutes to go. A great cross by standout winger Hamilton from the right allowed McInally to rise well and fire his header into the back of the net to ensure a 5-1 win for Antonine.
Despite Antonine taking control in the latter stages, Saints can take plenty of positives from a strong first half display. Antonine’s free flowing attacking football and dominance prevailed in the end of which was an action packed game that now sees Antonine rise to joint top of the table.