Star lose out in scrappy clash

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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.

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