Camelon stunned as Super Star fire six

Newtongrange 6-1  Camelon
Newtongrange 6-1 Camelon

Newtongrange Star produced a breathtaking second-half display to hit Camelon for six in their second-last home league game of the season.

They opened the scoring after 32 minutes. Brilliant work down the right between Morris and Thomson led to the latter expertly finding Cropley on the edge of the 18-yard box. His curled effort was well saved by Kane, but he could only parry it into the path of Jack Wilson, who duly scored.

The lead was short-lived, however, as just three minutes later a lapse of concentration allowed the ball to be played right across the six-yard box where Grant was all alone to equalise.

But Star restored their advantage two minutes before the break when a magnificent crossfield pass by Craig Thomson released Morris. His powerful effort was again parried by Kane to Renton who knocked the ball home despite the best efforts of Benton to scoop the ball off the line with his hand.

Star increased their lead on 48 minutes with a quite magnificent goal by Jordan Cropley. A slick passing move resulted in the ball being squared to Cropley around 20 yards out. His quick vision saw the keeper fractionally off his line and he executed a delightful chip that floated over the stranded keeper’s head.

After 52 minutes Star went further ahead when a corner by Thomson was played back to him. He fed Wilson on the corner of the 18-yard box and his pinpoint cross was bulleted home at the back post by Blair Tolmie.

Goal number five came from a ball over the top which was brought down on his chest by David Morris before he blasted the ball past a bemused Kane off the underside of the bar.

Kris Renton almost increased the lead after 83 minutes when his effort from 25 yards smashed off the bar with Kane watching on helplessly. The icing on the cake was applied by Cropley right on the 90-minute mark when he buried an effort in the bottom corner from 25 yards to see Star win 6-1.