Western Wildcats 5
It was a return to league action for Wildcats as they headed to the capital for a game against a team at the bottom of the league.
Although the hosts had not had a win in the last 14 games, Wildcats victory was no stroll in the park, with the east-coasters opening the scoring in the fourth minute.
Wildcats were expected to respond quickly, but the Watsonians’ goal was no one-off with the first half a very open affair. The Edinburgh outfit had the better of the chances but it was Western who proved more clinical with goals from Scott McCartney and a deft deflection from Jonny MacDonald, Sinclair the provider of both, making it 2-1 to the visitors at half time.
Having survived a number of scares in the 1st half, Western started the second in much better shape and with the wind at their backs and coach Dunlop’s half-time words ringing in their ears, they kicked on and turned up the pressure on the Watsonians backline.
A single goal lead is always precarious, so it came as a great relief when Ian Moodie forced the ball over the line in the 50th minute to put Western in a commanding position.
Moodie then followed up with a second 5 minutes later - another skilful deflection following good work by Harwood on the edge of the D - and the Cats were on a roll.
Niall Sommerville had a stunning strike ruled out on the 62nd minute, but shortly after it was Smith who rounded off the scoring, netting the 5th goal with a slick penalty corner move.
This Saturday the squash travel to Abderdeen for a crucial league match against fourth placed Gordonians.