Star lose out in scrappy clash
Red Star travelled once again with a depleted squad to Stepford, Glasgow, on Saturday October 20 and after a largely forgettable game came away on the end of a 3-1 defeat.
Easthall got on the front foot early and forced Luke Kalache into an excellent save when their striker met the ball with a close range header.
The hosts took the lead after 20 minutes when their winger broke clear and slotted the ball past Kalache in goal.
The visitors battled back towards the end of the first half and could have equalised when Aaron Moore forced his way through but his effort from the edge of the box curled wide. Red Star did get the equaliser before the break when Ryan Caskie turned and finished low into the bottom corner.
Into the second half and the opening stages proved cagey.
Red Star should have taken the lead when some neat play involving Caskie and Andy Weir down the right saw Weir cut the ball back to Gregor McGeachy but the keeper got a block on the youngster’s tame effort.
This would prove to be the turning point as Easthall took the lead again finishing a sweeping counter attack to take the lead at 2-1 with 10 minutes remaining.
Star pressed to get back into the game again with Aaron Moore and Martin Bonar both having shots saved, but it was Easthall who sealed the points late on with another breakaway goal.
It was another tough afternoon for Red Star who are desperate to get some of their injured players back as soon as possible as it looks like being a very competitive league this season in Premier One.
Tomorrow (Saturday) Red Star play Port Glasgow at home in the league with the game at either the Ropework or the Joint Campus 3G, weather permitting. The game kicks off at 2pm.