Ian McGraa

Gary Reay

Lee Hammond

Dock responded to recent disappointing results in emphatic style by recording a devastating 7.0 victory over promoted Parkside.

In the last of the midweek games and over a quarter of the league season gone! Dock sit top of the league with a record of played 6, won 4, lost 1, drawn 1. Would we have taken this at the start of the season? Yes…..No…..Maybe….?

We would have taken top of the league? ….. Yes, no question….. but I believe the points dropped were avoidable and disappointing but on reflection, we are a team in transition and our “Quantity not Quality” squad fully justified as we have been fully stretched to the limit in terms of getting teams out whilst dealing with injuries, holidays and suspensions etc.

Reay man opened the scoring on 5 minutes after a raking trademark cross field pass from left back, Lee Hammond, who found the advancing right back Paul Byrne who in turn provided a first time cross for Gary Reay to head home.

It was again Paul Byrne, finding himself deep into Parkside’s half, who provided the cross for a Parkside defender to head into his own net and it was 2.0 after 20 minutes. Ten minutes later, Lee Hammond lashed in a free kick from 25 yards to make it 3.0 and 4 minutes after that the same player took a clever corner to Iggy McGraa, who was loitering with intent on the edge of the area and he curled it into the top corner to make it 4.0.

Josh Duress pulled up with a groin strain and was replaced with Alan McDonal just before the half and just on the whistle, Iggy made it 5.0 with his second of the night after a cross from the ever improving Charlie McInnes.

The second half was played out in typical fashion when a side is 5.0 up but the good thing was we never conceded as we moved down the gears. Parkside had a bit more of the ball and had a couple of opportunities but Dock found the net on 52 minutes after a nice through ball from Alan McDonal into the path of Iggy McGraa who blasted it in from 22 yards to claim a superb hat trick.

With 5 minutes remaining Lee Hammond belted in a penalty for his second of the night and Dock’s 7th and an evening’s work was complete.

Man of the Match: Iggy McGraa.

I am glad to report that Brunty has called off his Fatwa against me and things have returned to normal. He has requested that I no longer extract the Michael and this I respect.

Goal scorers pictured left (Iggy McGraa, Gary Reay, Lee Hammond)

Report by Mike Stephens