Bo’ness suffer injury time agony
Bo’ness United 1
Bo’ness crashed out the competition after conceding an injury-time winner. Michael Gemmell put the visitors ahead after four minutes with a header, but the game changed on eighty one minutes when Ian Nimmo was shown a straight red card and moments later Morgan Brown got the equaliser. Chris McKnight settled the tie with a brilliant 30-yard free kick.
Troon: Fraser, Ure (Brown 6), Armstrong, Keenan (McKenna 65), Collins, Chatham, Shirkie (Muir 65), Spence, Forsyth McKnight, Moore. Subs not used: Harvey, McCrea.
Bo’ness: S Christie, Snowdon, Sloan (Devine 80), Campbell, Morrison, Nimmo, Wright, Philp, Donnelly, Gemmell, Gribben (Walker 75). Subs not used: C Christie, Moutinho, McGregor.
Musselburgh Athletic 0
Musselburgh started well and created the first chance when Sean Jamieson beat two defenders, but keeper Steven McNeil did well to block his shot. On the half-hour mark the home side threatened when Kieran Daw was through on goal, but his shot was deflected by Scott Swaney for a corner. With an hour played Petershill took the lead when a corner kick was swung over and Michael Daly rose unmarked at the back post to head home. Musselburgh pressed for an equaliser and a Kevin Bracks close-range volley was saved by the keeper and in the final minute a Steven Thomson free-kick hit the post.
Petershill: McNeil McGhee, McAnespie, F. Chisholm, J. Chisholm, Stevenson, McLean, Kennedy, Daly, Craig, Daw. Subs: Davidson, Brown, Bradley, Brough, Maltoni.
Musselburgh Athletic: Dodds, Swaney, Martin, Myles, Gibson, Hamilton, Bracks, McKenna, Jamieson, Thomson, Paliczka. Subs: Christie, Conaghan, Davie, Hall, Tufail.
Dalkeith became the first East Region team to win in Ayr for 32 years as they blasted their way into the next round. They got the perfect start when Whittlets had keeper Ally McInnes sent off giving away a penalty in 30 minutes, Paul Tansey converting. Tansey added a second five minutes later. He completed his hat-trick in 50 minutes. Scott McNaughton added a fourth before James Balfour pulled a goal back. Mark Osbourne finished the scoring with Dalkeith’s fifth.
Whittlets: McInnes, Mathieson, Ewart, Buchanan, Longair, Anderson, Kerr, Graham, O’Connor, Balfour, Black. Subs: Masterton, Sloan, McCarrison, Collins, Mullen.
Dalkeith: Hay, Gavin, Smith, Kidd, Liddle, Linton, Lally, McNaughton, Ma Hunter, Mi Hunter, Tansey. Subs: Pudledski, Osbourne, Donlevy, Ralton.
Arniston Rangers 1
It’s all to play for next week as these two teams live to fight another day. In a very even contest it was Neilston who took the lead just after the interval with a goal from Adam Johnston. Arniston fought back and finally grabbed the equaliser with a scrambled goal from Danny McFadden with five minutes to go..
Neilston: Campbell, Ritchie, Findlay, Roberts, Johnston, Wilson, Weir, Shanks, Gray, McKay, Bonnar. Subs: Henry, Grieve, Hopkins, Rutherford.
Arniston: Cornet, Jeffreys, Kerr, Callaghan, Faulds, Leslie, Pullen, Kataleza, McFadden, Doig, Somerville. Subs: McTiernan, Moffat, Lucas, McCaul, Ritchie.
Dunbar were forced to make an early substitution following a serious head injury to Andy Common after a clash of heads with team-mate Steven Tait. Tranent then hit the net twice within two minutes with goals from Kayne Patterson and Kenny McMillan before McMillan bagged his second to give the Belters a comfortable half-time lead. Dunbar offered little threat with two minutes remaining Kenny Fisher scored the fourth for Tranent with a fine solo effort.
Tranent: Inglis, J.Patterson, Wojtowycz, Gordon, McKenzie, Millar, Manson (Hunter 65), Hawkins, Fisher, McMillan (Murray 58), K.Patterson (Beaton 75). Subs: Smeaton, Flynn.
Dunbar United: Wood, Hill, Burstow (Cochrane 50), Thomson, Common (Kean 23), Hogg, Handling, Tait, Young, King, Grant. Subs: Girdwood, Subasic, Johnstone.
East of Scotland cup
Mid-table in the South Division, Easthouses reached the third round of the East Of Scotland Cup by disposing of their Premier League visitors courtesy of an Ally Elliot brace, one in either half. Haddington were unbeaten in four league games and hadn’t conceded in three, but they were behind in the third minute when, following a defensive slip on the sticky surface, Elliot curled a shot from just inside the box beyond Liam Amos. The Hi Hi enjoyed plenty of possession but lacked any real cutting edge up front, failing to really trouble home keeper Stevie Hay, and Elliot’s second goal on 63 minutes was enough to see the Lily through - Amos’ attempted clearance rebounded off Elliot, who had time then to steer the ball into an empty net.
Easthouses: Hay, Tainsh, McManus, Wilson, Arthur, Shearer, Barrie, Robertson, Russell, McDermott, Elliot. Subs: McQueenie, Hunter.
Haddington: Amos, Sproule, Inglis, Hume, Forbes, Miller, McPartlin, Berry, Martin, Devlin, Fairnie. Subs: Ponton, Draper, Noon.