Oxgangs put in a strong performance at home to defeat a solid Spartans Reds side. The win at Colinton Mains Park gave the Oxgangs side a much needed three points.
Kieran Richmond bagged a brace for AC in what was a great performance while Reece Ferrier rounded off the scoring for the red and black side. Luca Longmore hit back for Spartans but in the end it was not enough to prevent them from losing the game.
The home team got off to a flyer and with three minutes played Thomas Fuller split the Spartans defence with a great chipped through ball. Richmond then finished off the move with a lovely lob over the ‘keeper and into the net.
It was not until the 15th minute when the next chance came along. Reece Braidwood stood over a free-kick from a good position for Oxgangs to the left of the goal and his curling effort was well saved by Aaron Doudlas.
Oxgangs kept the pressure up and nearly added a second when Filip Grabstunowicz was put through on goal, only for Jude Zitara to expertly dispossess him with a neat slide tackle.
Spartans Reds levelled things up though with 21 minutes played through Longmore. After some solid defensive efforts, Brandon Aronu’s shot was saved only for Longmore to knock the rebound into the net.
AC Oxgangs ramped up the pressure again and there were half chances for Richmond, Ferrier and notably Grabstunowicz, who did well to get into a good crossing position only for his cheeky rabona attempt to be over hit. At half time the scores were level.