Musselburgh and Bo’ness go goal crazy but Newtongrange and Broxburn bow out
Thornton Hibs 1
Newtongrange Star 0
Super League side Newtongrange crashed out of the Fife and Lothian’s cup at the first time of asking. It was a bad day at the office for Nitten in a season of mixed fortunes for them after last season’s form. The only goal of the game came in a frustrating first half for Nitten when Chris Ireland fired in a shot which proved decisive in the end.
Thornton Hibs: Marley, McGowan, Shields, Drummond, Shanks, McNab, Thomson, Hepburn, Morgan, Ireland, Strachan. Subs: Wilson, Rowbottom, Schavine, Crichton.
Newtongrange: McQueen, Murray, Noble, Tolmie, Dunn, Thomson, Cherrie, Motion, Renton, Coult, Wilson. Subs: King, Cropley, Tilling, Rooney.
Bonnyrigg Rose 10
A mismatch saw Glens totally outclassed. It took Rose ten minutes for Kieron McGachie to open the scoring then goals came at regular intervals. McGachie got a second with Hoskins, Gray and a McLaren penalty making it five at half time. McLaren completed his hat-trick in the second half with further goals coming from Gray Nelson and McIntosh.
Bonnyrigg: Wilson, Horne. Brown, Stewart, Moyes, Hoskins, Gray, Turner, McLaren, Nelson, McGachie. Subs: Kidd, Tobin, McIntosh, Thomson, Andrews.
Glenrothes: Small, Jackson, McKay, Steele, Grierson, Anderson, Kinnes, Griffin, Martin, Falconer, Smith. Subs: Napier, Sawers, Paterson, Honeyman.
Kelty Hearts 1
Broxburn Athletic 0
Kelty won this tie with a scrappy goal five minutes from time when it looked as though Broxburn had done enough to take the tie to penalties.The tie was influenced by
the sending off after 27 minutes of Broxburn’s Craig Young. The goal came when a ball played in to the back right of the goals was cleared and it fell to Currie who floated a ball into the back post where Stuart Cargill ran on to and bundled it over the line. Broxburn’s Calum Rarity was ordered off two minutes later for a challenge meriting a red card.
Kelty Hearts: Allison, Jacobs, Gates, O’Neill, T Courts, C Courts (McCabe 65), Husband, Greig (Ritchie 70), Smith (O’Reilly 74), Cargill, Currie. Subs: Morrison, Leighton.
Broxburn Athletic: Maley, Willems, M Millar, Locke, Rarity, Young, Nimmo (Anderson 87), Scott, A Miller (McQuillan 65), Keast, Donaldson. Subs: Blaikie, Cormack, King.
Musselburgh Athletic 8
Kirkcaldy YM 3
Kirkcaldy went ahead after seven minutes with a goal from Liall Robertson but Musselburgh levelled on 25 minutes when Sean Jamieson volleyed home. Five minutes later, the visitors went ahead with an own goal when Jack Wright deflected a corner kick into the net but the scores were level shortly after when Sean Jamieson chested the ball down before calmly shooting past the keeper. Five minutes before the break Musselburgh went ahead through Steven Thomson and, on the stroke of half-time, Sean Palizcka scored for the home side. Almost straight from kick-off Kirkcaldy grabbed a third when Kieran Johnston fired low into the net. Burgh’s Sean Jamieson got his hat-trick and, a couple of minutes later, Palizcka got his second with a tap-in. Substitute Jed Davie then scored with a low shot. To compound Kirkcaldy’s misery, Martin Rennie was red carded for a hand ball in the box but Jackie Myles’ spot-kick was saved by keeper Barry McKinnon. In the last minute, Brian Martin wrapped up the scoring when he was unmarked at the back post to shoot home.
Musselburgh Ath: Dodds, Christie, Martin, Myles, Hamilton, McLeish, Jamieson, Thompson, Wright, Tufail, Palizcka. Subs: Jackson, Gibson, Davie, Hall, Bracks.
Kirkcaldy YM: McKinnon, McNeish, Small, Rennie, Arthur, Binnington, Johnston, Robertson, Geddes, Graham, Kinninmonth. Subs: Ormiston, McMannus, Coutts, Spence, Kirton.
Bo’ness United 9
Bo’ness easily advanced to the next round with a comprehensive win over lower league opponents. A double from Pedro Moutinho and a Ross Philp strike put them three up within 15 minutes. Debutant Chris Mackie then got two with Stewart Devine also getting on the scoresheet as United went in at the interval six ahead. Nicky Walker added a seventh before Moutinho got his hat-trick and the scoring was rounded off late on with a John Miller own goal.
Bo’ness: Christie, Snowdon (McGregor 53), Devine, Gibb, Hunter (Morrison 53), Nimmo, Walker, Philp, Mackie (Gribben 53), Donnelly, Moutinho. Unused subs: Downie, Gemmell
Newburgh: Hannan, Hill, Wilson, Miller, Urquhart, Smart, Eason, Samson, Spence, Whyte, Marshall (Reade 46). Unused subs: Not used: Forbes, Crossley, Stalker.