Giffnock SC triumphed in a 6-0 victory over Giffnock SC Reds at Norwood. The two sides met earlier in the season, playing out a 2-2 draw, however SC had other ideas this time round.
The derby demolition which saw SC through to the next round of the West Region Cup resulted after a Joseph Adair double, sandwiched by goals from Finlay Slade and Logan Anderson, with the display capped by two second-half goals from super-sub Matthew Connolly.
SC got the match off to a flyer, scoring the opener after nine minutes. Adair took the ball just inside the Reds’ half and raced into the box. His curled effort stuck the post but came out to Anderson and the number four squared the ball to Slade, poking it in from close range.
SC were in the mood for more and added a second two minutes later. Jack Reid bombed forward from defence and whipped in a tantalising cross. Put on a plate for Adair, he tucked it past Harry Clarke in the Reds’ goal to make it 2-0.
After this early shock to the Reds’ system they upped the tempo. The left side where Adair had found joy earlier in the game proved to be a dead end.
This was apparent as the tricky number 10 got a shot away, but the pressure exerted by the Reds defenders meant he could only find the very middle of the goal where Clarke scooped the ball into his arms. Michael McCabe then had a pop from a free-kick but suffered the same fate as Adair a minute previously as Clarke plucked his curved effort out of the air.
However, SC managed a third just after. Choosing to try the right wing this time, Slade’s neat footwork provided space for a ball into the box. Slade’s creative chip to the near post was inviting for Adair who made no mistake in nodding the ball into the net for his second and SC’s third.
It became obvious Adair was a vital cog in SC’s attacking setup. He was again crucial for SC’s fourth. Adair’s hard grafting on the left saw the ball break for Reid who slid it across to Anderson, the number four coincidentally scoring SC’s number four, producing a calm finish into the bottom right.