Civil Service Strollers were hit for seven goals in the first half of their game against East Stirlingshire at the weekend.The Muirhouse club struggled to contain The Shire onslaught started as early as the seventh minute when striker David Grant, who would prove a thorn in the Strollers’ back four all afternoon, lashed the ball beyond goalkeeper Stuart Burnside with an accurate finish.
Grant got his second of the day seven minutes later with a similar effort.
Civil clinched a vital goal when Dean Shaw’s poor touch in goal allowed Matthew Cunningham to seize control and he rolled the ball into the empty net on 16 minutes.
The home side gifted Jamie Glasgow acres of space on the edge of the area and the winger angled his shot away from Burnside into the far corner.
Glasgow got his second and Shire’s fourth after 20 minutes, volleying home Grant’s cutback before Steven Froude again reduced the deficit two minutes later.
The goal-fest continued with Grant sealing his hat-trick just 25 minutes into the match before Paul Sludden got himself in on the action with a neat finish to make it 6-2.
Civil’s misery continued when on-loan Peterhead forward Andy Rodgers made it seven five minutes before the interval.
Chris Milligan’s header two minutes before the interval completed the scoring in an astonishing first half that culminated in ten goals.
Grant’s tap-in midway through the second half completed a thoroughly miserable afternoon for the local club.
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