Fixture: Antonine FC v Whiteacres
Competition: Paisley, Johnstone & District YFL U17s
Antonine U17s welcomed Whiteacres to Mountblow on a gloomy day for a game in the Paisley, Johnstone & Distict YFL.
The home side started off very sloppily, constantly giving the ball away and not playing their usual sharp passing game.
Lewis Smith was first to come close, but hit just wide. On eight minutes, however, Scott Hutton and Joe McKendrick combined to release top scorer Smith and he slotted home to open the scoring.
Danny Hamilton and Smith both came close, before on 23 minutes an Owen Gallacher corner was turned into his own goal by an unfortunate visiting defender to make it 2-0.
It was a bit better from Antonine now and on the half hour mark Fraser James played a short corner to Hamilton and his excellent cross evaded everyone including the keeper to give him his 17th of the season and his side a commanding 3-0 lead.
Andy Carroll then pulled off a save from a rare Whiteacres attack, before two minutes before half-time a Brendan Kelly cross was bravely headed home by Lewis Smith to make it 4-0. The goal was his 32nd goal of season.
Half Time: Antonine FC 4-0 Whiteacres
The second half started the same as the first with most of the game played in the away team's half. James was thwarted twice by the keeper and Harry Shaw hit a post.
55 minutes in a Calum Maxwell corner was again headed home by a defender for a brace of own goals by the visitors.
James and Hamilton came close, before on 65 minutes Hamilton beat two defenders and his cross was tapped home by James to make it 6-0, James registering his 15th of the season.
James then had a goal disallowed for offside and Adam Boyle came close.
In the last minute Whiteacres got a consolation goal when their striker fired home from a right wing cross.
The result keeps Antonine in second place, just three points behind the leaders with five games to go. Up next for the title-chasers: Pirrie Park away.
Full Time: Antonine 6-1 Whiteacres
Antonine Squad: Carroll, James, Boyle, Quinn, Miller, Kelly, Hutton, McKendrick, Smith, Hamilton, Gallacher, Maxwell, Manley, Maciver, Donaghy, Shaw.
Man of Match: Dean Miller.