AFC Reserves opened their 2013/14 league campaign with a comprehensive win on their travels over Damolly Utd Reserves.
They got off to a good start within the first five minutes AFCs Sean McKay and Carl Walker both came close, both firing narrowly wide.
The opener however came from an unlikely source, AFC club goalkeeper, the versatile Mark Goan, playing outfield on this occasion turned into a goal poacher, with a clinical finish from ten yard after a superb through ball from McKay.
Even at this early stage, the game was very stretched, both sides pushing forward at every opportunity but failing to test either keeper.
Two mins before the break, another McKay through ball found Paul Maginess who slotted home from just inside the box. 2-0 the half time score.
Two minutes into the second half, Maginess got another and AFCs third killing off the game as a contest.
Less than minute later Maginess completed an impressive five minute hat-trick to put the travelling side 4-0 up.
McKay was finally rewarded for his hard work when he fired home from outside the box on 50 minutes.
The remainder of the game became a scrapy affair, AFC creating several chances, but failing to trouble the Damolly keeper. McKay got his second and AFC’s sixth late on to round off the scoring.
“I am delighted with the result, and that the hard work put in at training by my side is finally coming together,” said assistant manager Kevin Conlon.
Both AFC teams are in action on Saturday September 21. The reserves travelling to take on Donacloney Reserves, whilst the Firsts entertain Lurgan Town in the Mid Ulster Cup at Cheney Park, kick-off 2:15pm kick-off.