Salvesen CFC delivered a clinical performance to dispatch a spirited Spartan Whites side 3-10 on a typical Scottish morning in a SERFYA Division 3 league match. Spartans hard work and spirit was admirable as Salvesen and the rain tried hard to dampen morale but in the end the bottom club could not keep the score-line low as they fought with 10 men.
The Whites succumbed to a brace from No.9 James Williamson with further goals from Greg Sinclair and Jamie McGinn settling the contest in the first half. The second half provided delight from a neutrals perspective as the attacking prowess of each team showed, further Salvesen goals from Williamson, Sam Crees, Cameron Law and Dylan Thomson would not go unanswered as the home side fought back with goals from Jared Diaz and Louis Benfield.
It was the away side with the early pressure, an inswinging corner missed every head and fell to Greg Sinclair near the back post, his resulting shot straight at the opposition ‘keeper with the goal gaping
Salvesen were soon rewarded however as a back pass from No.8 Jack Mearns slowed quickly on the poor pitch allowing centre forward James Williamson to take the ball round the ‘keeper and finish from a tight angle with 5 minutes on the clock.
Despite the Whites reacting well to the goal with a half chance for winger Louis Benfield, the mid table side doubled their lead catching their opponents on the break from a corner. Jamie McGinn put Williamson through on goal and his finish was clinical when one on one.
Spartans managed to get a chance to regroup after a dog ran onto the field however the winning side carried on harassing the Whites goal as Adam Harrower’s shot hit the woodwork. A few minutes later Harrower was showing his flair again as he crossed for Williamson who flicked the ball on to Greg Sinclair to finish from close range at the back post.
Home side keeper Ryan Kerr produced a magnificent save from point blank range and he was at it again as his defenders failed to clear the ball, producing another save, he was not let off for a third time though as the ball fell to Mcginn who made no mistake in slotting the rebound into the net on 30 minutes.