Scarva beaten again but scoreline harsh on Rangers

5 March 2014; A general view of a football. UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier, Republic of Ireland v Montenegro, Tallaght Stadium, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE
5 March 2014; A general view of a football. UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier, Republic of Ireland v Montenegro, Tallaght Stadium, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

This was a meeting of top against bottom.

Silverwood United welcomed Scarva to Gordon Playing Fields in Lurgan in a game that was expected to end in victory the league-leading hosts, who are unbeaten so far in the league this season.

Scarva are still waiting for their first league point of the campaign but gave a very good account of themselves against the division’s best.

The final 4-0 scoreline was harsh on the hard-working visitors, with three of the four goals conceded in the final ten minutes.

The hosts led 1-0 at half-time courtesy of a penalty while at the other end Mark Baird unleashed a well struck shot and a Kyle Jennett free was cleared off the line.

Young striker Adam Maginnis also went close in the early stages of the second half while Scarva’s keeper did well to tip a close range header over his crossbar.

Late in the game, David Morton made an outstanding challenge but a home player reacted first as the ball ran loose and slid it into the Rangers net to make it 2-0.

The Lurgan side scored twice more before the final whistle sounded to further increase the margin of victory.

Best for Scarva Rangers were Adam Maginnis, Mark Baird, Gregory Douglas.