Westerlands 2
Doune Castle Two in  aminute6

A strong first half performance laid the foundation for this win as Doune raced into a 4-0 half time lead.

They then withstood a brief fightback by Westerlands before putting the game to bed with a late penalty strike.

Incredibly, Doune took the lead after 16 seconds. Alan Inglis broke into the penalty area and angled a low shot across the keeper and into the far corner of the net to make it 1-0.

Doune made it 2-0 after 15 minutes. From Jonny Burns drove a free kick from the left to the far post. Niall McClure headed back across goal.

Alan Inglis (pictured right) turned and struck a shot from 8 yards low into the left hand corner of the net.

Niall McClure made it 3-0 after 32 minutes. Dylan McGowan slipped the ball forward towards Niall McClure. McClure impressively brushed aside the challenge of three defenders before drilling low across the keeper and into the far corner of the net.

Before Westerlands could reply, it was 4-0. Niall McClure played a defence-splitting, 50 yards diagonal pass to Dylan McGowan.

McGowan then unleashed a blistering volley from 18 yards that flew high past the keeper and into the net off the underside of the bar.

After 49 minutes, Doune stretched their lead to 5-0. Sean Heaver met Dylan McGowan’s cut back to smash a fierce shot from 20 yards that flew high into the net beyond the Westies keeper.

Westerlands pulled a goal back after 62 minutes. Callum Davison raced to the edge of his box but failed to gain possession.

With the Castle defence pulled out of position, Westies cut the ball back and netted with a low 12-yard finish with Davison scampering to recover.

Having barely featured as an attacking force until then, Westerlands brought it back to 5-2 with a second goal in the space of a minute.

After 87 minutes, Chris Ogilvie looked certain to add to his tally when he broke clear of three Westies defenders. Before he could pull the trigger, the referee awarded a spot kick for the last clumsy attempt to block Ogilvie.

Sean Heaver stepped forward to hammer the penalty low into the corner of the net to make it 6-2.

Doune withstood an uncomfortable 20-minute period midway through that second period to regain control of the match and the dominance they had exerted during the first half.

Doune were thoroughly deserving of their win, especially after such an outstanding first 45 minutes.

Doune Castle: Davison, Innes, Burns, McClymont, Duncanson, Tervit (Morrison), McGowan (Lauder), McClure (More), Ogilvie, Inglis (Burke) Heaver, Substitute: Gallagher