Mackay blasts first-half hat-trick in Jarrow Roofing romp
Jarrow Roofing brushed Washington aside with an emphatic performance to extend their unbeaten run to five games.
A first half hat-trick from Michael Mackay helped Roofing on the way before Chris Winn sealed the 4-0 win.
The Roofers have been playing the best football of their season over the last month as the side have finally started to gel following a mass turnover of players this season.
Roofing were forced to enter the game with a depleted squad and could only name two substitutes.
It didn’t show, however, as those that featured played fast, intense football and attacked with purpose for the entire match.
The home side took the lead on 11 minutes after some great work from Winn out on the right hand side ended with a square ball for Mackay to tap in and score his first of the night.
After 17 minutes, Mackay bagged his second with a stunning solo strike as he cut in from the left and smashed the ball into the net.
Washington’s best chance of the first-half when Jake Fowler played a neat one-two with his centre forward but could only fire the resulting shot wide from the edge of the area.
The visitors had another great opportunity in the 21st minute as the head of Jake Pickard met Fowler’s free-kick but it was dealt with easily by Lewis Brass in the Roofing goal.
Mackay completed his hat-trick just before half-time as he took the hall around Cameron Metcalfe in the Washington goal and cooly slotted home.
The second half was a much scrappier affair with most of the action taking place in the middle of the park and little in the way of opportunities for either side.
The rout was completed in the 71st minute as Paul Chow lifted a high ball into the area and Winn connected with a sliding finish. It was the least Winn’s performance deserved as he terrorised the Washington defence throughout the 90 minutes.