Queen’s Colts 10 4th Newtownabbey OB IIs 1

Colts start new year with emphatic victory.

4th Newtownabbey OB were the visitors to the Dub this weekend as the Colts resumed their league programme with a high scoring and richly deserved success.

The visitors started the game very brightly and Jack McCrea in the home goal was called into action early on to make a smart save down to his right. The students soon steadied the ship and started playing the passing style football that has been a feature all season. Good link-ups on both flanks led to decent chances as the students pressed for the opener which arrived after Andrews found McDermott with a clever pass and Devine was on hand at the back post to finish. McDermott increased the lead with a fine finish high into the top corner shortly afterwards and a third goal arrived via Andrews who broke from his own half and slotted past the visitor’s keeper as half-time approached.

Queens continued the attacking assault in the second period and the goal tally increased. Excellent finishes from McMahon and McDermott largely put the game out of sight before both players completed their hat-tricks and added another each before the end. Newtownabbey – who deserve credit for fighting hard until the end – scored a consolation goal late on but there was still time for Queens to record a tenth – Kyle McCullough finishing smartly from the left corner of the box.

A comprehensive win by the Colts who were solid from back to front. Paddy White in central midfield was the pick of many outstanding performers on what was obviously a very good afternoon for the Colts.

The Colts remain unbeaten at home and will hope to take this good form into what can be a challenging month.

MoTM: Paddy White