Desertmartin on top form with seven up score

After a three week lay-off, Desertmartin shrugged aside the cobwebs to go on a goal spree with a convincing 7-0 victory over FC Whiteabbey in the third round of the Crawford Cup at Dromore Park last Saturday.

Desertmartin’s first goal came as early as the eighth minute when Darren Scott took advantage of a defensive slip-up to round the advancing keeper.

Five minutes later Dean Mulholland was pulled down in the penalty area, but he got up and dusted himself down to convert from the spot-kick.

On the half-hour, Philip Caulfield rose highest to head home a Mulholland corner.

Mark Shiels, not one to be left out when it comes to scoring goals, hit number four, a low shot through a crowded defence, just before the interval.

The second half was much like the first, Desertmartin well in command.

Shiels got his second before Danny McIhatton scored twice with well-timed headed goals from corners to complete a miserable afternoon for Whiteabbey.

This Saturday the first team are at home to Carniny, 2pm Dromore Park, and the reserves are away to Third Ballyclare in the second round of the Canada Trophy.