Amateurs: Edinburgh South Vics marooned by Island

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Edinburgh South Vics fell just short in their bid to reach the sixth round of the Scottish Cup as they were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Glasgow Island AFC at Saughton.

Vics had the wind behind them in the first half on the 3G pitch and were unlucky not to be ahead early on when both Ian Crease and Robert Bennett hit the woodwork.

With ten minutes of the first half left, they broke the deadlock in style when Michael Kennedy scored from the halfway line with a fizzing strike.

The Edinburgh side were good value for their lead but, just before the break, Island equalised when Ryan Rae’s corner was headed home by Steven Dunn.

Early in the second half, Island struck again through a Derek Wark header.

It didn’t dampen Vics’ spirits, though, as they sought an equaliser.

Lee Watson thought he’d scored an equaliser from Bennett’s corner but Island’s Stephen Kettings cleared the ball off the line.

Shortly after, Peter Gilhooley headed just over from four yards while Bennett and Keith Cairns also went close. Island, though, held firm to progress to the next round.

• Linlithgow Thistle march on in cup

Linlithgow Thistle dumped Fife outfit Bowhill Rovers out of the Scottish Cup with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Bathgate Sports Centre.

With the sides battling the elements, chances were few and far between in the opening 45 minutes of the fourth-round tie.

After the interval, Lithgae opened the scoring as Dylan Robb’s ball from the left found Sean Smith 12 yards out and he hit a first-time shot past Dale Wotherspoon. Minutes later, Linlithgow goalkeeper Scott Bruce pulled off a great save from Paterson’s well-hit effort from 18 yards. Lithgae went up the other end to find a second goal with 15 minutes to go. Allan Stewart played the ball into Smith from the right-hand side and he laid the ball off for Mikey Walker to slip past his man and stroke the ball home.

• Fernieside are Great in cup triumph

Chris Gordon and Nicky Perry steered Fernieside into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup as they beat Great Western United 3-0.

Despite a depleted squad of 13 players, Fernieside got into their stride at Peffermill and took the lead when Gordon’s effort from outside the box flew into the left-hand corner of the goal. The Aberdeen-based outfit were struggling to cope with the Fernie threat and it wasn’t long before the home side doubled their lead. Gordon latched on to a through ball before placing the ball past the goalkeeper.

Gordon, who bagged a treble last weekend, almost made it back-to-back hat-tricks when he tried an overhead kick in the box but the ball cannoned off the crossbar. After the interval, Fernieside scored a third when Perry picked up a deep cross before bearing down on goal and smashing the ball in at the near post.