Newton are three and easy

Creetown's Kenneth Allan puts Newton's Ryan McKie under pressure
Creetown's Kenneth Allan puts Newton's Ryan McKie under pressure

Newton Stewart 3, Creetown 0

Creetown are not enjoying the best of seasons to date but any contest involving Creetown and Newton Stewart is always good value for money and this one was no different.

Although the home side scored early and dominated the match for long periods, the visitors stuck to their task and were unlucky in a good period midway through the second half not to find the net.

In fact, Creetown were the first to show when Ross Landers tested Newton keeper Harry Fidler, who had to be alert to deny the youngster with only two minutes in the clock.

Two minutes later, though, it was the home side who opened the scoring when a fierce shot from Calum Dunn was deflected into the net.

With only six minutes played Newton lost their influential striker and top goal scorer Liam Muir with a back injury which resulted in the player being hospitalised.

Alistair Fisher took his place in the side and six minutes later Ryan McKie doubled the score from an acute angle to give a two-goal lead which they took into the break.

Three minutes after the restart, McKie could have had a second but for a good stop by the Creetown keeper and then seeing a second attempt finding the upright. The same player who was having a very good match again tested the keeper bringing out yet another good save.

With 65 minutes played, Dunn scored number three with the goal of the match when he curled the ball into the net from the edge of the 18-yard box.

Creetown then enjoyed a good passage of play and with a bit of luck could have produced a goal but some good work by Fidler kept the visitors at bay.

With 15 minutes left to play Bobby Landers brought out the best in Fidler but Newton Stewart held out to keep a clean sheet and take the three points.