DOUNE recovered from a stuttering first half performance to brush aside the Wanderers and book their place in the East Cup third round.

Wanderers opened the scoring after nine minutes. A forward dinked the ball over the advancing Malcolm Scott to make it 1-0.

The equaliser came after 17 minutes. Dylan McGowan cut inside and curled a teasing ball to the back post. Sean Heaver took full advantage, stabbing home from two yards to make it 1-1.

Doune edged into a 2-1 lead after 23 minutes. Sean Heaver sprinted clear before nonchalantly lifting the ball over the keeper from 16 yards.

Five minutes later, more slack marking allowed Wanderers to equalise from close range to make it 2-2.

Doune regained the lead after 32 minutes. Des Currie found Dylan McGowan with a cross to the back post area. McGowan directed a controlled lob volley high into the far corner from 16 yards to make it 3-2.

Doune made it 4-2 after 54 minutes. Sean Heaver met Dylan McGowan’s cross perfectly on the run to head cleanly into the net from eight yards to complete his hat trick.

Lukasz Duszynski made it 5-2 after 68 minutes. Duszynski powered into the box and calmly picked his spot from 14 yards, drilling home to the keeper’s right.

Malcolm Scott launched a long ball through the middle. It broke to Lukasz Duszynski 16 yards out. Duszynski skilfully lobbed the ball high over the keeper to nestle the ball into the net on 78 minutes. 6-2.

Wanderers struggled with the constant Castle pressure and it was no surprise when Doune made to 7-2 after 80 minutes.

Graham McClymont created the opening. Sean Heaver easily skipped inside the keeper before calmly sliding the ball into the open goal from 10 yards.

Lukasz Duszynski became the second Castle player to grab a hat trick with Doune’s final goal after 82 minutes. Duszynski gave the keeper no chance with a driven volley from 12 yards that flew high into the net to make it 8-2.

Doune conceded another sloppy goal after 89 minutes. They failed to clear a corner to the near post and allowed a Wanderers player to force the ball home from two yards to end the scoring at 8-3.

Doune Castle: Scott, Innes, Currie, Docherty, Duncanson, McClymont, Statter, Ogilvie, McGowan, Heaver, McDougall (Duszynski) Substitutes: More, Burns, Gallagher, Morrison