WATCH have waited a long time to beat old rivals Knightswood. On Saturday before a large crowd at Station Road Blackies turned on the style to completely overrun the visitors. This was attacking football at its best and if Watch maintain this form they will do well this season.
Campsie Black Watch............. 6
Cairney put Watch ahead in the 14th minute after clever play from McGeough and Woodlock. Cairney reacted to hesitancy in the Knightswood defence to slip the ball past keeper Hall. It was 2-0 in the 16th minute when, taking a pass from Watt on the right, Cairney lashed an unsaveable strike into the net.
There was plenty effort from Knightswood players, but they failed to match Blackies in almost every position.
Watch went 3-0 in front in the 25th minute. Ttaking a pass from Whiteford, Cairney raced in on goal only to be upended by keeper Hall. Jamie Darroch made no mistake from the spot.
There was a glimmer of hope for the visitors when Bell and Storrie set up Begg to net. Keeper Hall was then injured in a clash with McIlroy and was replaced by Travers.
Watch finished the visitors’ challenge when they went 4-1 ahead in the 48th minute. Taking a Darroch pass, McIlroy played the ball into the path of Woodlock, who stepped over it to let it run to McGeough. He swept the ball past Travers with a great left-foot volley from 15 yards.
The goals were brilliant in every aspect, with play and finishing of the highest quality – none more than the fifth goal scored in the 57th minute. Duff, Whiteford and the final pass from McGeough saw the brilliant Cairney lob the ball over keeper Travers to complete his hat-trick.
Not to be outdone McIlroy made it 6-1 in the 65th minute with yet another brilliant finish – cleverly lifting the ball over keeper Travers.
Many more chances fell to Watch players before the end, but no-one could deny it was an outstanding performance, with everyone giving more than their best.
On Tuesday night at Shettleston Juniors ground, Watch defeated Tower Hearts 3-2 in a league game. Scorers – Woodlock, Cairney and Davis.
Watch play Baillieston at Station Road on Saturday in the league with a 2pm kick-off. Tote numbers for Saturday were 26 and 31, one winner receives £150.