Allotment boss believes his side got their rewards

Captain Andrew Johnson, battling with a West Allotment Celtic defender, had Ashington's best chances in their 2-0 defeat. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com

Captain Andrew Johnson, battling with a West Allotment Celtic defender, had Ashington's best chances in their 2-0 defeat. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com

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West Allotment Celtic boss Paul Stoneman saw his outfit record their third league win of the season on Saturday.

Second half goals from Kallum McGlen and Sean Reid did the trick against Ashington.

Now Stoneman is hoping the victory will lead to his side putting more points on the board.

He said: “I’m over the moon with the result. We have been stuck on seven points for a long time now so it’s nice to get into double figures.

“We have got games in hand over the teams around us so today’s result should give us a nice boost and hopefully push us on a little bit now.

“We started the season really well with six points out of six then we struggled and went through a patch where we were not performing, which I couldn’t accept.

“We have done really well over the past month without getting results, but today we worked hard, performed well and got our rewards.”

Stoneman was happy with his side’s defending in the first period.

“We expected a tough test but then every game is going to be just that this season,” he said.

“We were against the wind in the first half and had to dig in really deep but it paid off because we defended really well.

“After the interval it took us a little bit of time to get going.

“We have been starting second halves really slow and today it took us ten to 15 minutes to get going, but once we did I felt really comfortable.”

The boss handed out praise to Sean Reid.

“We got the opener with a great finish by young Kallum McGlen,” he said.

“Then Sean gave us a bit of breathing space with a lovely second goal.

“Sean has been excellent for us and makes a difference because if he plays well, on the whole West Allotment play well.

“He had a good game today and so did the rest of the team.”