Connolly hat-trick caps welcome Laurelvale win

David Sinton.
David Sinton.

Brendan Connolly’s hat-trick joy provided an extra highlight as Laurelvale recorded a first win of the campaign after 12 previous disappointments.

Connolly was joined on the Laurelvale scoresheet by David Sinton’s double during the welcome 5-1 victory.

Laurelvale kicked off the scoring courtesy of a double-figure tally of passing that ended with Sinton firing home off Connolly’s pass.

It was level at half-time but Connolly restored the lead with a close-range finish after Stuart McClelland’s testing free-kick.

Sinton then picked out Connolly for 3-1 and the former fired in number four.

Connolly closed out the scoring - with Ryan Kelly impressive in an emergency centre-back and David McQuiggan strong in midfield.