Redhall Star gained a vital three points after winning their clash against Blackhall Athletic at Tall Oaks 6-0. The result sees Redhall climb up the table, while Athletic stay at the bottom.
A brace from Josh Slow-Clayton followed by goals from Adam Shortiss, Samuel Donachie, Robbie Campbell and Lorenzo Parente saw Redhall put in a clinical performance to which the home side had no reply.
Despite a bright start from the hosts, Redhall did not take long to get in front. Full-back Grant Doyle’s defensive header sparked a counter-attack which saw Samuel Donachie drive down the side of the pitch, showing great strength to hold off opposition defenders, and in turn flash a ball across the face of goal which Slow-Clayton put into the back of the net.
Blackhall looked good from set-pieces as twice their corner-kicks to the far post saw them create problems for Star especially the second time as Athletic were unlucky to see no-one get onto Jack Stobie’s knock-down.
The away side doubled their lead through Adam Shortiss. Clayton put the forward through on goal and his finish into the bottom left corner was calm and composed to give Redhall a strong lead.
Mark Ross made a crucial clearance with 23 minutes played, preventing a certain goal as Clayton’s through-ball found Donachie whose touch knocked the ball past the ‘keeper and looked certain to find the net only for Ross to fly in and clear the ball for his team.
Blackhall were trying to fight back and they were close to scoring through Corann Henderson when his powerful shot from range just flew over the bar after some good pressure.
Despite their efforts, Redhall went three up through Donachie. Robbie Campbell’s ball found the clinical forward and from a tight angle his chipped cross-cum-shot managed to loop over the opposition ‘keeper and into the net.