Uk news Rapid start helps Neilston smash six past Lugar as club begin campaign in style MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Neilston started life in the West of Scotland League Conference B with a thumping win over Lugar Boswell Thistle.
Breaking News ! It’s not every game you find yourself 2-0 up before the referee was supposed to have whistled for kick off. That’s the position Neilston found themselves in after racing into a two-goal lead over Lugar Boswell Thistle before their league campaign was due to start at 2pm. Despite taking on their first competitive game in seven months, the Farmer’s Boys showed no signs of ring rust with Euan Clark netting the opener at the Brig O’Lea Stadium in just 15 seconds. Dylan Fletcher doubled the lead just five minutes later, with the hosts two to the good before the game was even supposed to have started after the ref blew his whistle to begin the match early at 1.50pm. Neilston went on to smash six past the Ayrshire side without reply in a dominant start to life in Conference B, and co-boss Chris Cameron was delighted with his side’s rapid return after so long out of action. “For a first competitive game back it couldn’t have gone much better,” he told Express Sport. “We were one-nil up after 15 seconds and the next one was only five minutes later. “The referee started the game ten minutes early, so we found ourselves 2-0 up before we should have even kicked off! “To be fair to Lugar they kept coming at us consistently, they didn’t throw in the towel at any point which is a credit to their boys. “We went in at half-time 3-0 up and it honestly should have been more. It could have been six or seven at that point. “Their goalkeeper had a terrific game and kept the scoreline down, but we still scored some terrific goals.” Read More Related Articles St Mirren hire former police chairman and risk management expert to improve covid response The pick of the bunch came from youngster Keiran Brophy, who scored an exquisite chip just before half-time. The new signing bagged another in the second half, with Stephen Stirling and Robert Wilson completing the rout. Cameron said: “Both of Brophy’s goals were excellent but his first was definitely the pick of the bunch.
. He looked brilliant all game to be fair to him. “We actually passed up a lot of easier chances, which was a bit frustrating but I can’t be too critical given the game finished 6-0. “It was brilliant to get back to competitive football and you could see the difference in the boys from pre-season. “You could see they were desperate to pick up three points again.”
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Cameron admits the only way Saturday could have been any sweeter would have been if the club’s supporters could have been in the terraces. He hopes it won’t be too long until they can return to see their side in action, with a difficult trip to face title rivals St Cadoc’s up next for the Farmer’s Boys. Cameron added: “The game was 50-50 to go ahead due to the weather so it was great to get the game on and get back to the Brig O’Lea for a competitive game again. “It almost felt like normal being there but of course it was a shame the fans weren’t there to see the win. It’s not like we get massive crowds compared to professional football but it was still strange not having them there. “Hopefully it won’t be too long until they’re back in. “Next up we’ve got St Cadoc’s which will be a real tough test and a different proposition to Lugar, a game we were expected to win. “They’ve brought in the Glenafton Athletic staff and players after the club decided to mothball for this season. “Their players and manager still wanted to play so St Cadoc’s have managed to bring in virtually an entire established top-tier team.
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“It’ll be difficult, but it’s a game and a challenge we’re really looking forward to and one we go into now with confidence.”
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