Amateurs: Ali’s knockout blows for Victoria Loco

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OMAR ALI bagged five goals as Victoria Loco ran riot at Saughton with a 10-1 win over Mayfield & Easthouses in the Championship.

The striker showed composure in front of goal to fire in two strikes from two attempts to put Loco on the front foot within 15 minutes with Liam Jack creator on both occasions.

Marc Moncrieff very briefly gave Mayfield hope in the game when he pulled one back shortly after, but that was soon extinguished when Danny Glancy turned in Shaun Dunn’s cross just before half-time.

After the interval Mayfield crumbled as Loco picked up another three in quick succession. In between substitute Danny Waddell’s cool finish, Ali bagged two more with good finishes in the box including rounding off a fine piece of dribbling by finding the net.

With 15 minutes to go, goals from Elliot Hall, another two for Waddell, and Ali’s fifth of the afternoon meant it would be a day to forget for Mayfield and a day to remember for Loco on home turf.

Sandys shine at The Jewel

SANDYS bounced back from their midweek defeat by Edinburgh Rose with a battling 3-2 league win over the Spartans at The Jewel.

The second period saw both sides take their opportunities in front of goal. Sandys opened the scoring five minutes into the half when James Reid’s cross picked out Tam Crease in the box and he headed in from close range. Sandys’ Bob McKenzie had an opportunity from the spot but keeper Andrew Livingstone produced a fine save.

Building from the back, and despite going down to ten when Dave Cran was shown a straight red, Spartans then grabbed two goals in ten minutes to give themselves a 2-1 lead. After trialist Lucasz Pochowski produced the goods in front of goal for the first, Jackson Wood set up Graham Miller to fire in from close range.

Two late headers from Crease and Stuart Kidd gave Sandys victory.

Perfect for Clermiston

CLERMISTON STAR secured a 4-2 victory over Barca Milton 97 and maintain their 100 per cent start to the season at Clermiston Park.

The hosts scored one minute in when Lee Heinemier headed in Zane Nicholson’s cross.

Barca soon fashioned an equaliser. Lander Arteaga provided a composed finish in front of goal as he ran onto a ball to make it 1-1. Adam Valente then exploited a lapse in concentration at the heart of the Clermiston defence to give Barca a lead with half-time looming.

Valente’s side were unable to see the half out as Johnny Downie powered the ball in from close range to put Clermiston back on level terms. Two strikes from Downie late on secured a hat-trick for himself and three points for Clermiston. After bending a free-kick in from distance, the midfielder ensured it would be five wins out of five in the league for his side when he sent another long-range effort flying into the net for 4-2.