Rushen lose in 5 goal clash
Mr Examiner, 13 September 2018 18:01
Goals from Frank Jones, Connor Birch and Jack McVey ultimately saw off the spirited challenge of the Spaniards who found the back of the net through Stephen Riding and Aaron Hawley.
Jones got the hosts off to a perfect start with a towering header inside 60 seconds, only for Riding to drag the Spaniards level less than a minute later.
The Saints edged ahead again in the 19th minute when a goalmouth scramble resulted in Birch slamming home from close range to give his side a 2-1 lead.
After the internal, Alex Harrison’s men took further control of the game when McVey doubled their advantage from the penalty spot following a foul on Jones.
Rushen kept plugging away though, and set up a grandstand finish when they were awarded a spot-kick of their own inside the last 10 minutes which Hawley coolly slotted home.
But it wasn’t enough to deny St Mary’s who held on to claim three points and gain more momentum for their potential title challenge.