Westwoodside stung by Scorpions

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Westwoodside Rangers were unable to continue a recent good run of form after being stung by Scawthorpe Scorpions.

The side entertained Scawthorpe at their home in Akeferry Road, however, had to put midfielder George Pritchard in between the sticks following a goalkeeper shortage.

Unfortunately for Rangers, the writing was on the wall after five minutes when Scorpions carved open Westwoodside’s defence for 1-0.

Westwoodside tried to play the way they have done all season, however, Scawthorpe proved a well-organised unit and played some good football.

On 10 minutes, Scawthorpe doubled their advantage, giving Westwoodside an uphill task to get back into the game.

But a determined Rangers side then started to get a foot hold and played some great approach play without a breakthrough to trouble the opposing keeper.

More clinical in front of goal, Scawthorpe made it 3-0 in the 25th minute and a defensive slip saw Scorpions net their fourth before half time.

The second half started how the first half finished, again Scawthorpe in control. They caught Westwoodside cold once more and struck for 5-0 after just a minute.

Despite the scoreline, Westwoodside started to play some great football but credit must go to Scawthorpe who saw out any chances Westwoodside made.

Report submitted by Westwoodside Rangers FC.

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