Dundonald 6 - Newtongrange
Smith (4) , Ness,Gay
After last week’s defeat by Camelon Dundonald were looking to eliminate the mistakes and take any chances that came their way against Newtongrange.
The first half was an open affair with both teams looking to get the all-important first goal. Dundonald had more of the possession but the visitors always looked dangerous on the break. Rogerson had the first chance of the match, for Dundonald, but his shot from the edge of the box rebounded off the bar. Newtongrange took advantage of the let off and went on the attack some good play down the left allowed their player the opportunity to make his way along the box but his shot was well saved by Lennox in the Dundonald goal. Both keepers continued to make good saves and keep the score level but with half time approaching Newtongrange’s keeper failed to hold a corner kick and Smith was on hand to fire the ball into the net and give his team the lead.
Half Time 1-0
The next goal in this match was going to go along way to deciding the winners of this game and it was Dundonald who increased their lead when after some good build up play Smith got his second goal of match. The big striker didn’t have to wait long for his next goal when he headed home from close range. Newtongrange looked a beaten team at this point and it was now just a case of how many Dundonald were going score. Ness got goal number four before Smith scored again to make it five. The pick of the goals was goal number six. Chris Gay picked the ball up mid-way inside the visitor’s half waltzed past two player before firing the ball into the corner of the net. Just before the end Newtongrange got a consolation goal when Dundonald tried to clear the ball from their box.
A good three points and a fine performance before next weeks Fife derby with Hill of Beath.
Challenge Cup Dundonald Bluebell v Tranent
Saturday 5th February 2022
Kick off 2-30pm