There was a frustrating start for the new-look Legends at Links Park on Monday, as shots from S. Beedie and S. Graham could only test the woodwork as Rail Madrid looked to park the bus and frustrate the current champions.
It wasn’t until the 12th minute that Laidbacks took the lead. David BEEDIE ran the full length of the pitch, beat four players and blasted the ball into the bottom left corner.
Rail Madrid switched to a more attacking formation, which allowed the Laidbacks to play their usual attractive attacking style of football. HOUSTON converted an S. Beedie cross, then Lewis DUNN made it 3-0 with a neat finish from 10 yards.
Half-time: Laidback Legends 3, Rail Madrid 0.
The Laidback management made a triple substitution when Allan, Murdoch and Gourlay replaced the exhausted trio of Graham, S. Beedie and Houston. The move was instantly successful with an excellent solo goal from ALLAN
Rail Madrid pulled one back after a howler in goal from Laidlaw, their effort from kick-off going straight under the diving ‘keeper.
Laidbacks went on to punish the Railway Lads, with D. BEEDIE taking his personal tally to five, and Lewis DUNN gaining his hat-trick to bring the final score into double figures.
The result leaves Laidbacks at the top of the league as they go on in search for a record seventh league title.
Man of the Match: David Beedie.