Five-star Bellslea lift first trophy of the season

Bellslea celebrate after lifting the Terry Sutton Cup with a 5-1 win over clinton Thistle.
Bellslea celebrate after lifting the Terry Sutton Cup with a 5-1 win over clinton Thistle.

Bellslea lifted their first trophy of the season at the weekend with a spectacular 5-1 victory over Clinton Thistle.

The matched kicked-off in glorious sunshine and it was Clinton that created a couple of good chances, with Milne and JJ Sim having attempts at goal but failing to score.

Bellslea took the lead on 28 minutes when a dangerous cross by Milne was sent across and as keeper Summers came out Fowlie chested the ball into his own net.

Clinton came close to drawing level when a Martin corner found Fowlie at the back post and he beat his marker and drove a ball across the six-yard box but there were no takers.

Bellslea increased their lead on 39 minutes when a through ball left Calder in on goal and he made no mistake firing high in to the net past Summers.

Just before half time a great run by Milne on the right went past two players and whipped a ball across the six-yard box and it deflected out for a corner which was easily cleared to bring the first half to a close.

On 52 minutes Bellslea increased their lead to three after some good work by Watt on the right as he got past McKay and when his cross came in, Fowlie tried to clear but again put into his own net.

Clinton tried to get back into the match but Bellslea were well in control at this stage of the game.

It was game over on 73 minutes when Jordan Clark went down the right and he cut in and unleashed a shot past Summers to give Bellslea a four-goal lead.

Two minutes later Clinton managed to pull a goal back from a Scott Milne free kick which found Daniel Smith at the back post to head home.

With five minutes remaining Lewis Tait did all the hard work and he squared the ball to Jordan Clark to score his second and Bellslea’s fifth.

It was a great team performance by Bellslea and the Man of the Match award went to Liam Rollo. The League expressed thanks to Mrs Sutton for her continued support of the trophy.