Handy Andy leads Black­burn spree

West Lothian Courier - - Sports View - Fauld­house United .. 0 Black­burn United ..... 4

Fauld­house United suf­fered their first de­feat of the sea­son in stun­ning fash­ion to ri­vals Black­burn United.

The Hoose en­tered the game boast­ing a record of seven wins and a draw from their eight league games but they proved to be no match for the ram­pant vis­i­tors.

Fauld­house ac­tu­ally started the game the brighter of the two sides and had debu­tant goal­keeper Kyle Mar­ley to thank for keep­ing the scores level with a fine save in the early stages.

The value of that save was un­der­lined barely two min­utes later when Mark Camp­bell’s men took the lead as Craig Young pounced on a half- clear­ance by Fauld­house de­fender De­clan Brady be­fore fir­ing the ball high into the roof of the net.

That spurred the vis­i­tors on and they should have dou­bled their lead when Andy McQuil­lan glanced a header wide from a fine Danny Camp­bell cross.

The sec­ond goal wasn’t long in com­ing, though, as they dou­bled their ad­van­tage just as the clock ticked on to the mid­way mark in the first half when for­mer Fauld­house man Michael Browne floated a cross into the box with Brian Ross on hand to prod the ball home.

David Dunn went close as the hosts looked to get back into the match but his ef­fort went just over the junc­tion of post and bar.

After the break, Black­burn’s pace con­tin­ued to cause prob­lems with Camp­bell start­ing a fine move that re­sulted in JC Hutchi­son pro­duc­ing a fine save to deny John Drum­mond.

At the other end, David O’Don­nell latched on to a long ball and set up Matthew Ben­nett but he could only lift his shot over the bar.

McQuil­lan con­tin­ued to be a threat for Black­burn and he was once again de­nied by a de­cent save be­fore even­tu­ally get­ting his name on the score­sheet when he broke free from his marker to place a pow­er­ful header from a Young corner-kick be­yond the Hoose keeper.

Five min­utes later it was four for Black­burn and two for McQuil­lan as the striker fin­ished off a bril­liant at­tack­ing move by nod­ding home a cross.

He al­most made it a hat-trick late on but Hutchi­son was quick off his line to block the striker’s at­tempt.

Black­burn made it four wins on the bounce to con­tinue their fine start to their maiden Pre­mier League sea­son, while Fauld­house will be hop­ing this re­sult was sim­ply a small blip as they look to re­main in con­tention at the top.

Party time Black­burn United play­ers cel­e­brate one of their goals

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