Slane smash six and cruise to league title

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Silverwood United Reserves 0 v Moneyslane Reserves 6 (Mark Anderson 3, Jordan Fairley, Gareth Wilson) 2pm ko, Gordon PF, Lurgan

Moneyslane Reserves clinched the league title on Saturday and they did it in some style too.

They travelled to Gordon Playing Fields in Lurgan to take on Silverwood Reserves and smashed their opponents for six, Mark Anderson netting a hat-trick.

Having already secured promotion the week previous, they didn’t take their foot off the pedal and drove on relentlessly towards the title.

They got off to the best possible start when that man Mark Anderson put them 1-0 up just 15 minutes into the game.

He then went on to grab a quick second a few minutes later and Slane had one hand on the trophy.

The away side were constantly creating chances and were rarely threatened at their own goal. Gareth Wilson added another goal for Moneyslane just before half-time to leave themselves feeling a bit more relaxed going into the second half and the party atmosphere began.

Moneyslane didn’t let up in the second half as they pushed for more goals and they did so midway through the second-half as Jordon Fairley grabbed himself a goal and soon after bagged himself a brace after a defence splitting pass from Neil Bingham saw him one-on-one with the Silverwood keeper and he calmly slotted home.

The goal-scoring was rounded off by the visitors as Mark Anderson managed to finish past the on-looking keeper to seal his hat-trick and put the cherry on the icing of Moneyslan’e emphatic win on the day and in the league season.

The victory was enough to see then over the line thanks to other results working in their favour. Coalisland, who were challenging for the league title also, were beaten by Seagoe which meant Moneyslane clinched the title with a full four games to spare.

SLANE: Josh McCullough, Neil Hanna (captain), Graham Kelly, David Cromie, Richie Adamson, Johnny Adair, Jason Fairley, Neil Bingham, Mark Anderson, Gareth Wilson, Kyle Scott.

Substitutes: Ervine Boyd, Ethan Scott, David Blakely, Jordan Fairley.