Doune Castle .......... 3

Glasgow University ......... 2

DOUNE held off a late flurry of University pressure to secure another three league points.

After 4 minutes, Niall McClure’s alert determination brought Doune the opener.

McClure anticipated a pass back to Fulton. He hounded down the keeper and leapt to block the keeper’s attempted kick out. The ball ricocheted off McClure’s back and rebounded into the empty net from 8 yards to make it 1-0.

Quick thinking from Alan Inglis almost presented Doune with a second goal after 42 minutes.

Inglis slipped a quick free kick Niall McClure whose shot looked destined for the far corner until Fulton stretched to his left to palm the shot round the post.

The resultant corner broke to Alan Inglis at the edge of a crowded area. He hooked a volley back into the centre of the goal. The University defenders mistimed their charge out of defence, leaving Richard Smith and Kenny Feaks clean through on Fulton.

Richard Smith reacted fastest and prodded the ball under the keeper from 6 yards to make it 2-0.

Doune led 2-0 at the interval.

The University pulled a goal back after 58 minutes.

The Doune defence failed to cut out a simple cross from a deep right position, leaving Sergides unmarked at the back post. He had the easiest of tasks to turn the ball home from 10 yards to make it 2-1.

On 62 minutes, Doune made it 3-1.

Kenny Feaks found Dylan McGowan lurking just inside the University penalty area. McGowan cut inside past a defender before powering a low, angled drive from 16 yards into the far corner of the net beyond Fulton’s despairing dive.

On 75 minutes, Glasgow made it 3-2 with another goal that owed everything to slack marking in the Castle rearguard.

Thomson calmly advanced on Steven Fotheringham before slipping the ball under the keeper and into the far corner from 16 yards.

Doune had to ensure a nervy end to the game as Glasgow fought desperately to salvage an unlikely point.

Doune ran the clock down to register another league win. They fully deserved to do so, despite allowing the University back into the game at key stages.

Doune Castle: Fotheringham, Burns, Smith, Duncanson, More, Ogilvie (Heaver), McClymont (Duszynski), McClure, Inglis, McGowan, Substitutes: Holmes, Scott, Gallagher