Broomhouse ........... 2

Doune Castle .......... 5

DOUNE made the midweek journey to Shettleston and produced a fine all round performance to record a comprehensive win.

Andy Innes came close to opening the scoring after three minutes. His shot from 25 yards came crashing back off the underside of the bar.

Seconds later, Broomhouse swept into a 1-0 lead. A midfielder saw his rebound off the inside of the left upright. It fell to another home player, who drilled a low shot that found its way through the crowded box to beat Colin Dormer.

Doune equalised after 12 minutes. Jonny Burns drilled a corner across the face of the goal at an inviting height. Chris Dougherty connected strongly and directed an unstoppable header into the net from 8 yards to make it 1-1.

Doune then edged into a 2-1 lead after 22 minutes. Murray Docherty connected perfectly with Alan More’s corner from the right to head high into the net from 7 yards.

And they made it 3-1 after 38 minutes with the simplest of goals. Andy Innes launched a throw deep into the heart of the Broomhouse penalty area. Alan Inglis climbed above two defenders to head the ball high into the top corner.

After a faltering start, Doune had recovered impressively to be well worth their interval lead.

The away side extended their lead after 48 minutes.

Chris Dougherty drove a 50-yard pass down the left to Alan Inglis. Inglis out-jumped his marker to nudge the ball forward. Inglis latched onto the loose ball and calmly slipped the ball under the advancing keeper from 14 yards to make it 4-1.

They scored the goal of the game after 66 minutes to make it 5-1.

Alan More drilled a 40-yard pass down the left flank to Lukasz Duszynski. Duszynski sped past the full back to hit the byeline. Without breaking stride, Duszynski curled an inviting cross, high into the middle of the goal. Niall McClure timed his run from just inside his own half to absolute perfection. He arrived at the back post to power home a header from 8 yards.

Three minutes into added time, Broomhouse were rewarded for their perseverance with a second goal, much to the annoyance of the Castle defence. They were adamant the ball had gone out of play before a home player stabbed the ball home.

Immediately on the restart, the referee blew for full time, leaving Doune well worth their 5-2 win.

Doune Castle: Dormer, McClymont, Dougherty, D Innes, Docherty (Statter) A Innes (Skinner), Burns, McClure, Duszynski, Inglis, More Substitutes: Stewart, Morrison