Relief for all as the Cumberland County League side registered their first win of the season in another high scoring encounter.
Their three games to date have produced no fewer than twenty three goals but, after two defeats, they managed to get some points on the board with a comprehensive victory.
It was a case of back to playing football and keeping possession after a difficult start to the campaign and, despite missing a few regulars, they emerged deserved winners.
They got off to a good start and Leon Dmytrowski opened the scoring with the aid of a handling error by the Gosforth ‘keeper. They doubled the advantage after fifteen minutes with Tom Houghton finding the net after good work from Aidan Howarth down the right.
The third goal came following a Gosforth corner which Reds defended well before countering quickly. Houghton released Elliot Lowrie on the half-way line and, with defenders in his wake, he carried the ball goal-wards and slotted a well taken third.
Houghton bagged his second of the afternoon when he turned his opponent and drove home to complete a satisfactory half and a four advantage.
Ten minutes after the restart they netted a fifth with man-of-the-match Lowrie scoring his second with a curling shot into the top corner.
Gosforth then staged a fight-back of sorts with Rhys Singleton reducing the arrears on the hour and they made the score line even more respectable when former Reds’ defender, Calum Henderson, was allowed too much time and space to score at the back post.
There was still time for Houghton to complete his hat-trick with a superb solo goal. Receiving the ball just inside his own half he turned and got beyond three tired defenders before facing the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation. He still had the composure to dink the ball into the net for a sublime finish with his fifth goal of the campaign.
Gosforth scored the final goal of the afternoon with Robbie Bagley thumping home an unstoppable free-kick in stoppage time for a spectacular, late consolation.
Team: Brodie Richardson, Aidan Howarth, Dan Whitehead, Harry Atkinson, Tom Skinner, Jack Burns, Taylor Hambling, James Bell, Thomas Houghton, Elliot Lowrie, Leon Dmytrowski. Substitutes – Evan Stephenson, Cain Pears, Tyler Harrell