Strathclyde University .................. 0 Doune Castle .................................. 2 An impressive Doune deservedly collected the points against a strong Strathclyde side last weekend.

Doune swept into a 1-0 lead with a stunning goal after only three minutes.

Lukasz Duszynski slipped the ball sideways to Colin Burke standing some 25 yards from goal in a central position. Burke controlled the ball with his first touch, took a step to his right and unleashed a blistering swerving strike that flew high into the net past the despairing dive of keeper Mackenzie.

After 21 minutes, Colin Burke was a hair’s breadth from scoring a second. Once again, Duszynski cushioned the ball to Burke who clipped a dipping half volley that shaved the bar.

Doune were well worth their 1-0 interval lead.

Two minutes into the second half, Craig Cowan held a free kick from 35 yards, a shot made more awkward by its bounce 14 yards out. Lukasz Duszynski then cleared a header off the line.

After 53 minutes, Doune soon made it 2-0 with another stunning goal. The ball broke to Ian Tervit 35 yards out.

Tervit controlled the ball on the run, took several strides forward and then clipped a sweet half volley with the outside of his right foot that whistled into the corner of the net.

After 65 minutes, Craig Cowan blocked with his legs as the University broke into the box. Strathclyde made a late push, and Cowan made another crucial save diverting the striker’s powerful low strike onto the base of the post from where it rebounded to safety.

With the game entering added time, Sean Heaver’s impressive volley flew a foot over the bar. Lukasz Duszynski then darted clear but just failed to dink the ball over the advancing keeper.

Strathclyde had one final attempt, but it was headed over and ensured Doune’s defence enjoyed the clean sheet their determined and controlled display merited.

Doune Castle: Cowan, Tervit (Stewart), More, Feaks, Duncanson, McClymont, Duszynski, Burke (Foster), McGowan (Innes), Inglis, Heaver Substitutes: Gallagher, Morrison