Double hat-trick as Southend put Northend to the sword

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Northend 1 Southend 11

Southend travelled to Lochranza on Monday night and put in an impressive performance to thrash Northend.

Stephen Judge and Ryan Armstrong both bagged themselves hat-tricks on the night. One of Stephen’s strikes was an early contender for goal of the season as the ball fell on the volley onto his wrong foot from 35 yards and he blasted it into the corner of the net.

Lewis Kennedy also scored twice along with a host of assists up top. However, one of his goals was a replica of Diego Maradona’s hand of God as referee Andy Pattison had his view obstructed.

Two of Southend’s high school players put in brilliant displays as Liam Bremner scored twice with the first being a bullet strike which gave Northend keeper Bryan McCallum no chance. James Currie, aged just 14, made his Southend debut and was given man of the match as he impressed with his control and runs down the left flank. He was rewarded for his efforts with a goal after some neat trickery and cool finish into the back of the net.

Northend’s only goal came from a mistake from Southend goalie Fraser McKenzie after Ross Traill hit a shot and Fraser opted to kick it instead of catching it and he sliced the ball into the net.

The next fixtures in the Arran Dairies League will be on Monday June 4 when Southend face Lamlash and Brodick play against Shiskine with both matches starting at 6.30pm.