Maryhill FC 1 v 5 Lanark United FC
McBookie.com West Region League One Saturday 17/08/2019
Maryhill FC 1 v 5 Lanark United FC.
Lanark rounded off a fine week with this thumping win in Glasgow on Saturday helped by some inept defending by the home side.
Lanark continued their good habit of early goals with their opener coming in the 3rd minute when an excellent ball from Cammy Lawson found Shug Kerr and his strength kept his marker at bay before firing a low drive in to the corner of the net for 1-0.
Kerr turned supplier to create Lanark’s next chance when he went wide on the left before cutting the ball back for Sean Lindsay but Black in the home goal made a good save with his feet to prevent another goal.
Lanark had to endure a wee spell of pressure from the home side some down to their own errors before they finally doubled their lead in the 19th min when Lawson was again involved when he put Lindsay clear before he in turn found Kerr who beat the home defence and keeper Black to the ball before firing home his and Lanark’s second of the day for 2-0.
Lanark’s next chance came when Declan Lafferty switched the ball from right to left to find James Martin and after cutting inside Martin fired in an excellent strike that was again well saved, the visitors were not to be denied for too long though and found themselves three up in the 30th minute when a ball over the Maryhill defence ended with a total mix up between the Keeper and his defender and Kerr profited from this before bearing down on the goal and firing home for his hat-trick to put Lanark in to a comfortable 3-0 lead.
The first half scoring was rounded off a couple of minutes later when good work from the impressive Jordan Fraser in midfield saw him win the ball back for Lanark before putting a great ball through for Kerr who struck home his 4th of the match with another fine finish.
Half time Maryhill FC 0 v 4 Lanark United.
The second half took a wee while to come to life although Lanark did produce a chance when PJ O’Donnell set Lafferty in on goal but his effort was blocked away for a corner.
The home side did give themselves a bit of hope in the 55th min when Lanark failed to clear the ball properly and a shot from distance from O’Donohue beat Scott Johnson in the visitors goal for 4-1.
Lanark did however regain their four goal cushion on the hour mark when Kerr was wrestled to the ground inside the penalty area and a spot kick was awarded, Lindsay stepped up and saw his kick saved by Black in the home goal but the referee saw a fault from the keeper and the kick had to be retaken, this time Lindsay made no mistake and put Lanark in to a 5-1 lead.
Lanark continued to create chances as the match went on with Fraser again setting Kerr free in the 71st min but his effort went just wide of the target then good work from new signing from Shotts Bon Accord Jonny Boal set Jordan Conlon in on goal, his shot was blocked falling again to Kerr, his effort was also blocked at the expense of a corner that came to nothing.
The final chance also fell to the visitors when Conlon linked well with Fraser who fired in a shot that was well saved.
Lanark Team: Johnson, Gracie, Haddow, Lawson, Boal, Lafferty(Conlon), Fraser, O’Donnell(Kane), Martin, Lindsay(McHugh, Kerr.