Football: Five-star Wes fires Danes to victory

WES PATTISON scored all the Brandanes’ goals on Saturday as the local side ended a two-month run without a home win in emphatic fashion by beating lowly Weir Recreation 5-0.

The Glasgow side, with only one win to its name all season, had no answer as the Danes bounced back in style from defeats to Viewfield Rovers and Stirling University in their previous two games.

The Rothesay men showed no ill effects from their two-week weather-enforced lay-off, although keeper James Dunn had to make two good saves in the opening stages to prevent the home side falling behind.

And once Pattison found the net for the first time in the 25th minute, flicking a cross from the right past the defender before unleashing a shot from six yards into the top of the net, there was no looking back for the hosts.

Pattison added his second seven minutes later, picking up a Stuart McKechnie pass on the half-way line and beating two defenders before cutting inside and finding the net with a 12-yard toe-poke into the bottom corner.

His hat-trick was completed, and the points settled, on 38 minutes when the Weir defence was unable to clear a corner and Pattison got the slightest of touches to Dane Williamson’s 20-yard shot to wrong-foot the visiting keeper.

But there was still time for the former Ashfield man to add a fourth before half time, bringing Paul Toop’s left-wing cross under control with a great touch before finding the net.

With the game all but over thanks to Pattison’s 18-minute goal blitz, the second half was less eventful than the first, though the Danes’ goal hero showed that he’s still only human when he failed to find the net when one-on-one with the keeper.

Normal service, though, was resumed with five minutes left when Sean Lawrence’s shot was spilled by the visitors’ goalkeeper and Pattison was on hand to fire home the rebound for his 13th goal of the season.

* This Saturday, December 10, the Brandanes travel to Glasgow to take on Drumchapel FP in the second round of the West of Scotland Cup.

The tie kicks off at 1.30pm, and players should meet at 10.30am for the 11am ferry.