RATHFRILAND travelled to Crawfordburn on Saturday to play recently relegated Bryansburn Rangers and won 4-0 to keep their promotion hopes alive.
Rathfriland started the game in positive mood with the front duo of Brown and Wilson, ably supported by wingers Beck and Evans creating the locals’ best chances.
Rathfriland’s early dominance was soon rewarded when Becko volleyed brilliantly into the corner of the net from the edge of the box.
Minutes later Wilson increased the locals’ lead when he raced pass the home defence to coolly lob the keeper from the edge of the box. Inbetween Brown was denied by the upright and a fine save by the home keeper.
On the stroke of half time Adair almost scored his first of the season but shot narrowly wide.
The second half saw Rathfriland struggle to keep the same momentum and rhythm as the first. The opening period was littered by missed placed passes on both sides and constant stoppages as the referee failed to let the game flow.
However, midway through the half Evans burst down the right flank and produced a fantastic cross for Wilson to head home his second of the game.
Minutes later Evans ghosted in from the right flank only to be upended in the box. Waddell scored the resultant penalty to ensure a comfortable afternoon for the locals.