Rossvale are in seventh heaven as scoring streak continues

Rossvale hit the goal trail again in their game with Wishaw
Rossvale hit the goal trail again in their game with Wishaw

Rossvale rediscovered their free scoring form as they hammered Wishaw 7-1 at Petershill Park on Saturday.

Martin Lauchlan’s side have now hit 28 goals in seven league and cup games this season.

They took the lead after five minutes when Jason McKay took a return pass from Ryan Coll and hit a right-foot screamer into the top corner of the net from 15 yards.

Wishaw were back on level terms in the 22nd minute. From their left hand side a long throw was back headed to Collinder who found himself in space at the Vale’s back post. His right foot shot left Jordan Bowskill with no chance in the Vale’s goal.

Rossvale regained their advantage seven minutes later.

Jason McKay’s driven shot brought out the best out of ’keeper Thomson who parried the ball wide, but from Joe Bradley’s cross from the short corner broke to Craig McGregor who made no mistake from close range.

Rossvale came out for the second period with all guns blazing and within a minute of the restart they had extended their lead thanks to Michael Hardie who produced a 25-yard screamer after breaking from defence following a Wishaw corner.

Rossvale were flying now and went further ahead four minutes later. Fraser Team was coolness personified with the perfect lob over the head of the helpless Thomson.

In the 12th minute of the second half a clumsy challenge by Wishaw’s Kindlan into the back of McKay saw Rossvale win a free kick 30 yards from goal and Robert O’Donnell’s curling shot had Thomson produce yet another fine save.

But from the resulting corner broke to O’Donnell on the right hand side of the Wishaw penalty area and he cut the ball back to Joe Bradley whose curling right foot shot saw the Wishaw keeper clawing at thin air as the ball dropped over his head just inside his right hand post.

An excellent display in chest control five minutes later by McKay extended Rossvale’s lead to 6-1.

A cross from the left by Coll was controlled expertly on the chest by McKay who made no mistake from just outside the Wishaw six-yard box with his right foot.

The goal scoring tally was complete with 20 minutes gone in the second half after some good work down the Rossvale left involving Chris McQuade and McKay.

McQuade slipped the ball to McKay on the left and he jinked inside the Wishaw full back before cutting the ball back to Alex Cassells who beat the demoralised ’keeper with a shot from the edge of the Wishaw penalty area.