Hilling­ton win league clash against Red Star

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Red Star played host to Hilling­ton on Satur­day De­cem­ber 1 at the Joint Cam­pus 3G and, de­spite play­ing well in patches, came up short against a well-drilled vis­it­ing side.

The game started well for the hosts and they took the lead when a nice pass­ing move saw James McGuin­ness lay the ball into Gre­gor Pea­cock’s path and Pea­cock gave the keeper no chance with an ex­cel­lent fin­ish for 1-0.

The home side con­tin­ued to press and threat­ened to ex­tend their lead but lacked the com­po­sure to find that killer pass and the visi­tors sur­vived.

The re­main­der of the half be­longed to the visi­tors when they scored twice in quick suc­ces­sion with Star get­ting caught out with a cou­ple of long balls and clever for­ward play see­ing the hosts take a 1-2 lead af­ter half an hour to leave Red Star chas­ing yet an­other game. Hilling­ton added a killer third be­fore the break when an ex­cel­lent cross from their right back was met with a bul­let header by the striker and Kalache had no chance in the Star goal. 1-3.

Into the sec­ond half and with noth­ing to lose the home side pushed cen­tre back John Kennedy up front to pro­vide a more phys­i­cal pres­ence. This worked to an ex­tent as they forced a num­ber of half chances with Kennedy him­self go­ing close, but the Hilling­ton keeper was equal to his ef­fort.

Gre­gor McGeachy came on as a sub and had a chance to score early on but again the keeper matched the young­ster’s ef­fort. The visi­tors held on, mean­ing an­other dis­ap­point­ing re­sult for Star but there were signs of life in the Lochgilp­head side’s per­for­mance. On Satur­day De­cem­ber 8, Red Star travel to play ti­tle-chas­ing Castlemilk away from home.

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