The first team hosted Markethill Swifts on Saturday in what looked a tricky fixture on paper. Town had a week off the previous week and hoped to come into the game fresh. This was indeed the case and Town asserted themselves early and should have taken the lead when David Hamilton was guilty of missing a golden opportunity. Soon after another chance came along when John Guy split the defence to release Matt Hollis who fired his volley into the bottom corner. It was soon two when Bill Morrow flicked home a Crozier corner. The lead was extended soon after when a corner was half cleared from Markethill and James Lindsay smashed home a volley from the edge of the area with a contender for goal of the season. This was only half the story of the half with Markethill unlucky hitting the woodwork on four separate occasions and missing a penalty.
Town knew they couldn’t be complacent in the second half and the next goal would be crucial. The lads played superbly in the second half and ensured Matkethill got no more chances to get back into the game. Town played some great football and punished Markethill further with goals from Hamilton and then from Morrow and Hollis who both doubled their tallies. The icing one the cake came with the seventh and final goal. Matt Hollis was through to complete his hat-trick, but unselfishly laid the ball across goal for Matthew Johnston to get in on the act. A great moment for Johnston who is making his way back from a long term injury that has sidelined him most of the season.
A great 7-0 victory for Town with the clean sheet being an added bonus. All 14 players played their part and that has been a big part of Town’s recent good form.