Giffnock SC stormed to an 8-0 win over Erskine YFC at Williamwood High School.
Erskine had to start with only ten men and goals from Finlay Slade, Matthew Connolly (2), Christopher Smith (2), Jack Reid, Luke Barber and Thomas Miller saw the South side outfit build momentum going into the business end of the PJDYFL Division 1 and also their cup derby double header against Giffnock SC Reds.
The match started brightly with Giffnock all about attack. Connolly's through ball sent Joseph Adair scampering through on goal; however Alec White in the Erskine goal produced a fine save one-on-one.
It became apparent that Connolly was to be heavily involved in the game, as he then went on to strike the Erskine crossbar with a curling effort from the edge of the box. The follow-up from Slade was well smothered by White - who had the pacey Giffnock front three of Connolly, Adair and Slade scratching their heads as to how they were going to find a way through.
However midway through the half Giffnock did find a way through. Euan Ross drove a low cross into the Erskine penalty area which white pushed out, however the ball fell kindly to the late arrival Slade who bundled the ball in from close range.
Erskine didn't let this setback get to them however and fought for every ball with inspiring commitment and determination.
Adair then sped down the left for Giffnock. Going to ground, the Giffnock players demanded a penalty - all but Connolly, who struck the woodwork for the second time in the match.
Connolly's beleaguered frustration didn't last long. It was third time lucky for the central prong of Giffnock's attack as his ambitious rocket of a shot crept in underneath the crossbar to make it 2-0.
Giffnock had one last opportunity before the end of the half: Adair and Ross Sinclair exchanged tidy one-touch passes to set Connolly clear, however White managed another terrific stop.