Dundonald 6 - Crossgates 1
Cargill (3), Rodgerson (2) , Gay
It was back to league duties for Dundonald after last weeks disappointing Challenge Cup display. Crossgates were todays opponents at Moorside Park so Dundonald knew would have to perform better if they wanted to take all three points.
It was the visitors who took an early lead when they scored with a free kick from the edge of the box. The Crossgates lead didn’t last long. A through ball was misjudged by their goalkeeper and this allowed Dundonald striker Stuart Cargill to slot the ball into the net and draw his team level. Cargill increased the Dundonald lead when he turned Jeffries cross into the net before half time.
Half Time 2-1
Dundonald knew they could not sit back on a one goal lead and their supporters didn’t have to wait long to see their team increase their lead. Jeffries fired a great cross field ball to Woods and when he played the ball into the box Cargill was on hand again, to put the ball in the net. Crossgates had a great chance to get themselves back into this game but they put the ball over when they should have scored. Dundonald decided to freshen things up at this point and it was substitute Billy Rodgerson who scored the next goal when he latched on to a through ball before firing it into the net. Crossgates had lost all belief at this point and it was no surprize when Rodgerson scored his second after being set up by Smith. Gay finished the rout when he fired home from close range for goal number six.
This was good three points for Dundonald because they had to fight hard for the win before finally overcoming a hard working Crossgates side.