Causeway Chronicle

Wilmont treble earns East End a share of the spoils

East End 5 Heights Reserves 5

Drew Wilmont 22′, 52′, 75′, Ian Christie 55′, and Matthew McCandless 81′ for East End and Gary Arthur 40′, Sam McMullan 60′, Stevie Edgar 70′, and Keelin Gaile 72′, 82′ for Heights Reserves
A Drew Wilmont hat-trick earned East End a share of the spoils in this ten-goal thriller at the Crescent Playing Fields on Saturday morning.

His first opened the scoreing monm 22 minutes with Gary Arthur sending the sides in at the break with his 40th minute equaliser.

The home side raced into 4-1 lead thanks to a brace from Wilmont completing his hat-trick and Ian Christie before Sam McMullan pulled a goal back on the hour and Stevie Edgar brought it back a peg to 4-3.

However, Keelin Gail score his first of the game to equalise on 72 minutes, completing a remarkable come-back from 4-1 down to 4-all. But, nine minute from time, Matthew McCandless found the back of the net to put the home side back in front.

The cheers had barely subsided when Gaile struck again a minute later to make it 5-all as both teams tried to get the winner in the sort time remaining, they had to be content with a point apiece at the final whistle.

East End: 19 Matthew Laverty GK, 2 Jack McKinney, 3 Matthew McCandless C 5 Aaron McClements, 7 Jamie Mailey, 8 Paul Friel, 12 Ian Christie 15 Drew Wilmont 16 Jack Neill
18 Steffan Boyd 22 Luke Myers. Substitutions: 4 Daniel Loftus 17 Kyle Boreland

Heights Reserves 1 Cameron Douglas GK 2 Bradley Close 3 Gary Arthur 4 Andrew Donnell 5 Oisin McCrudden 6 Zac McCandless 7 Keelin Gaile 8 Stevie Edgar C 9 Sam McMullan 10 Reece Dang 11 Kian Arthur Substitutions 12 Eoin McAfee 14 Jonathan McNeill 16 Jack Butcher 17 Damian Krenc 18 Stuart Cameron

Referee: John McNabb

Pic: Aaron. McCullough
Pic: Aaron. McCullough
Pic: Aaron. McCullough
Pic: Aaron. McCullough
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Maurice Bradley