Thornton Hibs 1-5 Kennoway Star Hearts

Harris Kay's free-kick hits the back of the netHarris Kay's free-kick hits the back of the net
Harris Kay's free-kick hits the back of the net
It was derby day at Memorial Park as KSH travelled the short distance to play local rivals Thornton Hibs.

A game packed with high quality goals and talking points but sadly no fans allowed in.

Kennoway took the game to their hosts and scored a blistering opener when Mansouri latched onto a Bryce header to smash a half volley ferociously into the net past the helpless Millar.

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In the 16th minute the two combined again with a goal that was even better than the first.

It was a similar set up with Bryce heading into Mansouri’s path allowing the striker to take a touch before expertly placing the ball into the top corner of the goal.

Merely a minute later Kennoway landed a further blow when Kay stepped up to dispatch an expertly taken free kick into the top left hand corner of the net from 20 yards.

It was mayhem when Thomson went down inside the penalty area.

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The referee deemed it a penalty kick despite the protestations of the away side.

McNab slotted the ball high into the net beyond the reach of Brodie.

Not even 20 minutes had passed and there were four goals and battles all over the pitch.

KSH regained their three goal lead five minutes before half time when a long diagonal ball played into the penalty area saw Thornton’s Millar try and come and collect the ball.

The keeper collided with Bryce and fell to the ground.

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Play raged on and the ball was played back into the penalty area where Bryce headed home.

Thornton`s players were angry play was not stopped as Millar was out of the goaL.

The second half was calm compared to the first.

The final goal of the game was scored by Balmer. The midfielder picked the ball up on the left and played a ball into Walker, the forward cut the ball back for Mansouri who again saw his shot blocked,luckily Balmer was on hand to scoop the ball over the grounded `keeper.

Thornton Hibs: Millar, Ford, A.Drummond, Shanks, Lee, Coleman, McNeish, McNab, Wilson, Garry Thomson, Adam.

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Subs: Ormiston, Garry Thomson jnr, Hoskisson, Hain, Mackie, Shields, Linton.

Kennoway Star Hearts: Brodie, Mair, Wallace, Griffin, Watson, Balmer, Mansouri, Collins, Bryce.

Subs: Doctor, Wilson, Hughes, Roberts, Harrison, Brand, Walker.

KSH MoM: Adam Mansouri.

Kennoway SH are at home to St Rochs this week in the cup.

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