The Hi Hi’s moved to the top of Conference A last Saturday when they beat Tweedmouth Rangers at Millfield and rivals Leith Athletic lost at home to Edinburgh United. Despite the rain another good crowd turned up at Millfield and they were rewarded with a good performance from the home side who hit five goals without reply.
Shaun Hill was the star of the opening forty five minutes and his first half hat trick put the Hi Hi’s on track for maximum points. Guy McGarry’s lay off saw Hill beat the Tweedmouth goalkeeper from the edge of the box and minutes later he pounced on a defensive error to score a second. The Rangers goalie was adjudged to have fouled McGarry when trying to clear a corner and Hill completed a 22 minute hat trick from the spot. The home side made it four just before the interval when Ali Simpson pressurised a defender into conceding an own goal.
Manager Scott Bonar made a couple of changes at half time with Euan Watson and new signing Alessan Jones replacing Aaron Congalton and Seamus Russell. The expected second half goal deluge never materialised with Tweedmouth defending in numbers, and, to their credit, the visitors kept trying to play football. The only goal of the half came eight minutes from time when another two substitutes combined, with Ano Subasic setting up young Jack Neilson for his first senior goal.