A very good performance from St Cadocs gave them a much-needed win as they eased past Pollok United.
A hat trick from Joseph Gentille, a brace from man of the match James Mitchell, also goals from Hasib Ahmed, Adam Heaton, Rory Milligan and an own goal from Ruddy Sinclair gave St Cadocs a rampant victory.
But the result could have been very different as minutes into the game Pollok United were given a penalty after Shaun Kennedy was bundled down in the penalty box by Zak Riaz but the penalty was dragged wide by Kennedy.
But after that St Cadocs were extremely quick to take control of the game and their first chance of the game came when the keeper missed kicked a clearance and the ball fell to Heaton who rushed his shot and he hit it over the bar.
But the first goal did come when a great ball in from Milligan and he put it to Ahmed who flicked it through the legs of the keeper to make it 1-0. And the goals kept on coming, this one coming from Heaton after his first shot was very well saved but he was on hand to tap in the rebound and puts Cadocs into a controlling position in the game.
St Cadocs score again now through a Sinclair own goal after a very well delivered corner from Calum Wong put it into the danger area and it went in off Sinclair’s back.
Polloks only real chance, apart from the penalty, came from another set piece as Even Neil got a free kick in a very good position but the shot wasn’t good enough as it didn’t have a lot of power and it was easy for Ben McAllister to catch the ball.
It was 4 after the referee played a great advantage and the ball goes to Mitchell who finesse it into the far corner to really wrap the game up. It was very close to being 5 after Heaton made a great run through the Pollok backline and midfield but it was a good save from keeper. Then came the fifth from the resulting corner after pinball in the penalty area the ball falls to Gentile at the edge of the box who smashes the ball into the top corner.
That was the end of the first half and it was clear to see that St Cadocs were adapting to 11 a side a lot better than Pollok was as this is their first season for both teams playing at that level.