Glenmuir have really caught fire in their last two matches, going on a goal rampage which has produced six goals in each - after suffering a narrow 3-2 defeat with 10 players in their previous game.
As in their recent demolition of Black Bull, the win on Thursday night last at Glenmuir Park featured a hat-trick and this time it was the experienced Kevin McArdle who completed the feat.
McArdle scored twice in the opening half as the hosts ran up a 4-1 lead at the break and by then the visitors Thatch had been reduced to 10 men, with a player shown a straight red card.
Teenager Michael Osaba made it four goals in two starts to send his side on the way to victory, while McArdle notched a brace and Liam Keenan grabbed the team’s other goal in that successful opening half.
Glenmuir were content with their lead, but they did manage to extend it in the second period, with Oran Murphy finding the Thatch net with a fine header and McArdle wrapping up the scoring with his hat-trick goal.
The result lifts Glenmuir to within two points of the current Division 2 leaders Kingscourt Harps.
GLENMUIR: John Burlingham, Mark Molloy, Chris Stewart, Edgar Bitanis (Willie Kelly), James Callan, Eanna McArdle (Dan Brogan), Liam Keenan, Jake Cunningham (Oran Murphy), Stephen McDonnell (Stephen McCarron), Michael Osaba (Patrick Curley), Kevin McArdle.