Saints in seventh heaven

St George's attacker Conor Doyle rounds Rushen United goalkeeper Jay Gandy to score his side's first goal in Boxing Day's BCS Railway Cup final at the Bowl. Geordies ran riot to triumph 7-1 and lift the cup -  Mike Wade MW131226(18)

St George's attacker Conor Doyle rounds Rushen United goalkeeper Jay Gandy to score his side's first goal in Boxing Day's BCS Railway Cup final at the Bowl. Geordies ran riot to triumph 7-1 and lift the cup - Mike Wade MW131226(18)

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St George’s clinched their fourth successive BCS Railway Cup crown after thrashing Rushen United in the final at the Bowl on Boxing Day.

Chris Bass Sr’s Saints were at their best as they demolished the Spaniards 7-1 in a one-sided affair at the national stadium.

Geordies went into the contest as firm favourites to claim the trophy and, despite a bright start from Rushen, the Glencrutchery Road side soon found their feet and took a 20th minute lead through the impressive Conor Doyle who rounded Rushen goalkeeper Jay Gandy to slot home.

Further goals from man-of-the-match James McStay and Ciaran McNulty in the opening 45 minutes gave the Saints a commanding 3-0 lead at half-time. And there was to be no second-half comeback by Rushen as a McNulty penalty and a Chris Bass Jr strike put them five goals to the good.

The Spaniards pulled a goal back late on through a stunning Furo Davies free-kick but Doyle and McStay scored to seal a 7-1 victory for Geordies.

Report and photos in Monday’s Isle of Man Examiner.

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