Newtongrange are back on top form

Newtongrange Star 3-1 Hill of Beath
Newtongrange Star 3-1 Hill of Beath

The Star were at their brilliant best last Saturday as they dismantled a very good Hill O’ Beath side at New Victoria Park. 

Star signalled their intention early when a clever Thomson flick was brought down by Renton who then powered past the Fife defence before seeing his effort hit the post. 

The home support, however, did not have to wait long for the opening goal. 

The impressive David Morris was sent down the right and when he pulled the ball back along the 18-yard box, Kris Renton deceived the visiting defence by cleverly stepping over the ball, 
allowing Jack Wilson to sweep the ball into the bottom corner of the net .

Star appeared to tear through their visitors at will and another chance came for Renton, but again he saw himself out of luck as for the second time his effort cannoned back of the post with the keeper beaten.

Star, however, did double their advantage to 2-0 after 42 minutes when Motion clipped a ball into the box helped on by Renton to David Morris, who produced a deft finish to clip it over the advancing Hall to see Nitten leading by those two goals at the break.

Star next made it three when Kris Renton did superbly well to hold up the ball on the touchline before taking out three defenders with his powerful running.

He played the ball to Jack Wilson, whose deflected 
effort rebounded to Kevin Motion and he knocked the ball home after 65 minutes.

The hosts looked like they could score every time they went forward and were unlucky not to increase their advantage further when Wilson curled an effort inches wide before a last ditch tackle inside the box denied Motion. 

Substitute Jordan Cropley was then sent clean through but just failed to get enough on his effort as he tried to chip keeper Hall from 16 yards.

The visitors did pull a late consolation goal back when despite looking suspiciously offside they were allowed to continue and score to make the full-time score 3-1.