While mathematically both United and South Kirby could still survive falling through the relegation trapdoor the likelihood is that both will drop out of the Premier Division and probably fill the bottom 2 places so this was a chance for either side to take a big step in avoiding bottom spot.
It was United who were first out of the blocks as they created a series of chances to blow the visitors out of the water with Steve Ellor and Neil Spruce both missing 6 chances between them with most of these being one on ones with the keeper as United split the visiting defence on numerous occasions . It took defender Louis McKie to give United the lead they so thoroughly deserved when he got on the end of the ball in a goalmouth scramble after a long throw from Ross Johnson. United were so dominant in the first period and should have more that a one goal lead with South Kirkby only having the one chance with a toe poked shot narrowly going wide as far as the Reds were concerned.
The second period saw the play more even though United still created the better chances and Louis McKie doubled the lead and his own goal tally when he fired home at the second attempt after seeing his first effort come back off the keeper after a free kick. Aiden Oakley then got on the end of a cross from Josh Whittaker to head United's 3rd with Steve Ellor grabbing number 4 from the penalty spot after he himself was barged over. South Kirkby pulled a goal back with a well worked goal from a header after a right wing cross before Ellor completed the scoring and secured a 5-1 win after racing clear and rounding the keeper to pass the ball into an empty net.
United 5-1 South Kirkby Colliery