Seventh heaven for unstoppable Jarrow Roofing

Chris Winn
Chris Winn

Richie McLoughlin says his Jarrow Roofing side turned in a near perfect performance as he watched them crush Penrith 7-0.

The South Tynesiders turned in arguably one of their best performances of the season as they blew Penrith away with some ruthless finishing, precise build-up play and exceptional teamwork.

However, strikers Chris Winn and Dennis Knight stole the show in the end as they both secured hat-tricks and contributed to five assists between them to send Roofing seven games unbeaten and lift them to 14th in the standings.

Michael Mackay added extra gloss to proceedings with virtually the last action of the game with a bullet header.

The home side barely had a shot at goal, and McLoughlin admits he was over the moon to see his side turn in a performance of the highest quality.

“It was an excellent performance because Penrith are a very good side,” he said. “They might have had a couple of players missing, but I thought we were excellent all over the pitch, and we were in unstoppable mood.

“I didn’t expect the game to be so one-sided. We’ve been to Penrith before, and they’re always a very hard side to play against, no matter whether they’re at home or away. To come here and win by seven goals is a fantastic achievement.

“Ok, they had a man sent off, but we were already well ahead by then, so that didn’t make any difference.”

Penrith were actually unbeaten in their last five games coming into this fixture, and they were quickest out of the blocks for the opening six minutes as Roofing struggled to get going.

However, Knight set the tone for things to come on nine minutes as he produced a bit of quality to put Roofing ahead, chipping Danny Eccles from 15 yards.

Knight and Winn combined for the latter to make it 2-0 before the duo were at it again on 28 minutes, with Winn again scoring.

The fourth goal came on 42 minutes. Penrith defender Dean Rea saw a straight red for swearing at a match official, and Knight smashed home the free-kick.

Just as the Cumbrians thought that things couldn’t get any worse in the first half, Winn managed to complete a wonderful hat-trick with the last kick of the half after a defence-splitting pass from Knight.

Knight got a hat-trick of his own as he smashed home another free-kick before Paul Chow powered away down the left and crossed for Mackay to make it seventh heaven for Roofing.