Point eventually got off the mark in their stuttering league campaign with a convincing win over Ness at Fivepenny. The goals came from Andrew Macmillan with two and Wally made sure of the points in the second half.
Point team: Ally L, Martyn, Macca, Elliot, Daniel, Andrew Murray, Hugh, Andrew Mo, Andrew Mac, Wally, Matthew. Subs: Lamb, Spike, Cleary (all used), Alec Dan, Donnie Matta (unused subs)
The Reds went into the match missing all their WIIGA players through illness and work. However, these guys were barely missed as the Rudhachs tore through the Niseachs in the opening quarter. Andrew Macmillan had already fired inches over the bar before he expertly shot left footed into the bottom corner from Andrew Mo’s cut back. The Reds continued to dominate and Andrew Macmillan scored his second when he rifled the ball into the far corner after being released down the right hand side. The game was barely ten minutes old and Ness were already up against it. To give credit to the Niseachs they started to come into the game and Jack Dunlop headed a cross inches over whilst under pressure from Elliot.
Point continued to create chances however and the long ball over the Ness full backs was working well. Meanwhile Hugh and Andrew Murray were playing well in centre mid against Michel Smith and Jack Dunlop. On a perfect night for football in Ness (doesn’t happen often), the Reds were enjoying themselves.
In the second half Ness had a bit more of the ball but were unable to break down the Rudhach defence, expertly marshalled by Elliot and the evergreen Macca! Indeed, it was the Reds who got the 3rd and decisive goal when Wally smashed home from close range following a set piece. On a night when Coaches Stoodie and Macaulay were expecting a very tough game, the Reds played very well, managing to keep Ness at arms length and at last getting off the mark in the league! Phew.
Man of the match: Andrew Macmillan. Took his goals well and terrorised the Ness defence. Special mention to Macca who was solid and maybe should have had a goal himself.