Super Sports take another scalp

Easington Sports striker Pete Moulder is thwarted by Kidlington keeper Luke Sanders at Addison Road
Easington Sports striker Pete Moulder is thwarted by Kidlington keeper Luke Sanders at Addison Road

James McMahon signed off with four goals as Sports thumped the UHLSport Hellenic League premier division outfit 7-1 in Saturday’s quarter-final tie at Addison Road.

It was the second time this season Sports took a high-flying premier division apart with a dominant display and the visitors defence could not handle Sports’ front three, especially after they were reduced to ten men.

The impressive Pete Moulder earned an early penalty, the Kidlington defender was sent off and Andrew Stidder scored from the ensuing spot-kick. Sports doubled their lead when Terry Fitton combined with Stidder who crossed for McMahon to out-jump onrushing keeper Luke Sanders and head into an empty net.

Player-manager Craig Pearman had a long range free-kick smash against the bar and Moulder headed over from the rebound before the impressive Lewis Coyle reduced the arrears.

After the restart, Sports played some of their best football of the season and five more goals followed. McMahon grabbed his second when he latched on to Fitton’s pass and beat Sanders with a low drive and then raced clear to finish calmly and complete his hat-trick.

McMahon’s fourth goal came when he deflected in a shot from Connor Grant who then rounded off a move involving Stidder and McMahon. Moulder capped a fine individual display from Grant’s cross to volley into the bottom corner.

Sports will face the winners of the tie between Headington Amateurs and Hook Norton in but this Saturday they entertain Burnham in their penultimate Division One East fixture.