Newton Stewart 6, Creetown 0
WITH Creetown recording a well-deserved win earlier in the season, Newton Stewart were keen to turn in a better performance and get their third win in a row.
Blairmount Park was in good condition despite the heavy downpours during the week and the early stages were even with, if anything, Creetown looking the more lively.
The first goal was always going to be crucial and, despite not playing as fluently as last week, it was Newton Stewart who scored it. Persistent pressure led to Micky Sutherland getting the goal.
This seemed to take the pressure off the home team and they started to knock the ball around and retain possession.
The second goal came after some excellent play by Martyn Henry. His cross was headed home, again by Sutherland.
Next up was young fullback Lewis Dunn, on one of his now trademark runs upfield, finished off by netting from 20 yards.
Following a corner kick, Graeme Blain hit the bar and Jason Gallacher was first to react and powered a header home.
At this point Newton Stewart looked like scoring on every attack and some impressive interplay down the right side allowed the in-form Henry to make space and calmly slide the ball into the bottom corner.
With the score at 5-0 you could have forgiven the young Creetown side for giving up but they came out for the second half determined not to allow the situation to get any worse.
The home team gradually took control again and had chances to increase the scoreline but some excellent goalkeeping by Holt kept them at bay.
The sixth goal just had to come and a pinpoint cross from Lewis Dunn found Micky Sutherland who nodded in to secure his hat-trick.
Both teams kept at it but there were no more goals.
A word of praise for referee Alan Mullvanny who gave a master class in good common sense refereeing.
Men of the match were Holt for Creetown and Sutherland for Newton Stewart.