Gary ReayThe Dock travelled to Hoylake for this league fixture minus Manager McGraa, midfielder Sean Holmes and winger Mark Head. Also missing and on the injured list was McEvoy, O’Hanlon and Beech. That said, Dock fielded a well balanced side that started with Roberts in goal, Wood, Williams, Carlin and Carragher in the back four, Johnson, Irene Brute, Bernaaaaard Holmes and Redmond making up the midfield four with Saunders operating with Reay up front.

Indeed it was that man Reay who opened the scoring on 19 minutes with a fine right foot shot from an acute angle that hit the net when he probably should of squared it to a better placed team mate…..No Chance !

On 26 minutes a Saunders corner was met with the 18st. head of Irene Brute ,who powered his header into the net from 6 miles out! Brute was alleged to be mouthing abuse to the Dock travelling support when celebrating his goal. Words such like “Shut that door” and “Chase me Chase me” were heard.

The conditions at this point where getting worse with heavy showers and gusts of wind making life difficult for both sets of players. The Dock made light of this by playing keep ball and still creating one or two chances up until the half time but the score remained 2.0 at the break.

Ten minutes into the second half, Johnson ended the game as a contest with a fine left foot strike from 20 yards to make it 3.0. With the game in the bag, The Dock replaced Holmes with Hannon on 70 minutes and eleven minutes later the game turned into the Gary Reay show (pictured left).

81 minutes. An exchange of passes from the Dock ended in the ball being crossed low into the Hoylake box were Reay was waiting to control and score for his second of the day and Docks 4th.

82 minutes. Reay is put through but the keeper beat him to it, only for his attempted clearance to rebound off the delighted striker and back into his path and leaving him with the simple task of rolling the ball into an empty net. 5.0 and Reays hat trick.

83 minutes. Donaghy replaces Redmond.

84 minutes, Hannon’s cross was missed by the Hoylake defender, who fell over and set the ball up for Reay. He missed with his first attempt and when Donaghy was about to shape to shoot Reay shouted ‘’Moooove’’ and shoved him out the way to score his 4th and Docks 6th of the day. Single mindedness at its highest !

Young Johnson also capped a fine display by netting his 2nd when finding an empty net when Hoylake’s Keeper went A.W.O.L. Referee Darlington blew slightly early with the score Hoylake 0 Dock 7

The watching Swinging Arm Scout could not of failed to have been impressed by the display of Fat arse himself…….Gary Reay.

Dock will now travel to Ridgewood Park (pitch No: 1) next Sunday when they meet bottom club Heswall Windows in a rearranged league game.

Other Results From Today’s Houlihan’s BSFL’s Premier Division:
Bidston Hotel 0 – 8 Queens Park
Heygarth 5 – 1 Neston Nomads
Heswall Windows 1 – 2 Stirrup Sports & Social
Irby Club P – P Rock Ferry Social (waterlogged pitch)

Report by Mike Stephens