BANNOCKBURN AFC got through to the next round of the West of Scotland Amateur Cup with a 2-0 victory at the weekend.

The match against Gartcosh United was played on a beautiful frozen winters' day and saw the 'Burn spruning a a flood of quality chances.

Within just five minutes into the game, Michael Weir, Gary Currie and Jazz Donaldson combined well, but the ball went over.

Then, five minutes later, a Kenny McLellan shot from the outside of the box soared over, followed by an Andy McGown header, which almost saw J Donaldson converting.

Next, a McGown pile driver free kick struck the wall and Harry Bruce's follow up shot again went over the bar.

By 15 minutes, David Donaldson was running the show on the midfield and at 30 minutes, he was brought down inside the box for a penalty, which he slotted in to the goalie's right.

Approaching half time, brother Jazz managed to just about keep control of the ball, bore down on goal and secured a second for the 'Burn.

The second act was more of the same, with Currie, J Donaldson, Steven Knox and Bruce missing out on chances.

Substitutes included Darren Walker, replacing Weir, Ross Evans for Currie and Ross Cavanagh for Barry Evans.

Bannockburn controlled the plays throughout the game with the goalkeeper making his first save 70 minutes in.

Gartcosh looked a bit more threatening towards the end, but ultimately failed to score and crashed out of the cup.

Bannockburn wanted to say thanks to The Tartan Arms for the post-match hospitality.

This weekend, the team is away to Edinburgh on Scottish Cup duty.