CURRENT Canada Life Premier League champions St George’s started thedefence of their title on Wednesday evening with a 1-7 win against Castletown at the Stadium.
It took only six minutes for Geordies to open the scoring following a well-worked move down the left, the resulting cut-back found Frank Jones to drill in the opener before Sean Quaye capitalised when the Town defence couldn’t clear their lines following a Liam Cowin free-kick.
The visitors scored their third after James McStay netted at the third attempt, however Castletown had something to cheer about on the half-hour mark when Michael Edge netted from an acute angle.
St George’s restored their three-goal cushion before half-time when Ciaran McNulty drove home their fourth.
The hosts looked more organised after the break and continued to battle, the Glencrutchery Road had to wait until the 77th minute to net again after Jones planted a header into the net to make it 1-5.
With Geordies reduced to 10 players following Chris Bass Jr’s withdrawal through injury, McNulty scored his second from the penalty spot with 11 minutes left on the clock and Quaye also completed a brace before the final whistle.