West Allotment Celtic returned to winning ways with an emphatic 5 – 1 victory over Ryton & Crawcrook Albion at Whitley Park on Saturday.
Allotment got off to a flying start when their first attack of the game resulted in them taking the lead with only two minutes gone when a Dean Lee corner was headed back across goal for Sean Reid to turn in.
Celtic pushed hard looking to extend their lead and were awarded a penalty in the 32nd minute. Liam McIvor duly dispatched the penalty to double Allotment’s advantage which they held until the half time break.
After the interval, Sean Reid went very close to scoring his second and Allotment’s third when he rounded the advancing goalkeeper and turned the ball towards goal only to see it cleared off the line by the backtracking Albion defence.
A third goal for Allotment soon followed when Dean Lee latched onto a long ball through the Albion defence 15 minutes into the second half. His shot was turned away by Kyle Barlow in the Albion goal but Gary Day scrambled the rebound home.
Sean Reid did grab his second goal just after the hour mark when he drove a free kick from the edge of area into the Albion net. This was his 14th goal of the season and puts him top of Allotment’s scoring chart for the campaign.
Albion, who had only really threatened from corners, did pull one back from the penalty spot in the 67th minute, Mark Eccles sending the ball to the goalkeeper’s left.
Allotment rounded off a fantastic win with a fifth goal on the stroke of full time when Gary Day cut inside from 20 yards to smash past the goalkeeper to claim his second of the game.
West Allotment Celtic play local rivals North Shields in their next game at Whitley Park on Friday with a 12 noon kick off.