NEWTON Stewart were on fire against Fleet Star on Wednesday night when they scored nine goal without reply against a young Gatehouse side.
Calum Dunn opened the scoring after only seven minutes, with striker Micky Sutherland adding a second on the 20-minute mark.
Sutherland added number three after 31 minutes and completed his hat-trick seven minutes later when he headed home a Steven Beggs free kick.
Two minutes after the half-time break, Sutherland struck again and, in the 50th minute, Dunn fed a pass to Jonathon Hill to make it six. Seventeen minutes later, Hill struck again before, in the 70th minute Hill fed in Dunn for goal number eight.
Fleet’s misery was not over yet, though, there was still time for substitute Andrew McEwan to complete the rout with a header.
It has been a thoroughly miserable start to the season for Fleet Star, with this defeat following Saturday’s 8-0 hammering at the hands of Nithsdale Wanderers.
Abbey Vale continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-1 victory over St Cuthbert Wanderers.
Ryan McKie opened the scoring in 62 minutes following a goal-less first half, with Fraser Brolls replying with 15 left to play.
Steven Couper scored the winner for Vale two minutes from time to give his side the three points.
A Curtis Wilson header on the hour mark was enough for champions Dalbeattie Star to take three points from their match against Threave Rovers at Meadow Park.
Two goals each from Craig Adamson and Sean Kearney and a single from Steven Walker ensured Heston Rovers saw off the challenge of Nithsdale Wanderers, who could only manage two goals in reply through Gary Whiteand Gilan Wells at Sanquhar.
South of Scotland League
Abbey Vale 2 St Cuthbert Wanderers
Mid-Annandale 3 Crichton 2
Newton Stewart 9 Fleet Star 0#
Nithsdale Wanderers 2 Heston Rovers 5
Threave Rovers 0 Dalbeattie Star 1
Wigtown and Bladnoch 3 Creetown 2.