GARTCOSH UNITED 1 GARTCOSH UNITED 1 DOUNE CASTLE 2 Doune Castle made sure of a Challenge Cup semi-final spot, but were made to work hard for their win against a battling Gartcosh United side.

Castle had to come from behind to win by a single goal, with Sean Heaver netting the winner for the second time in as many matches.

The result means Doune will now face Dumbarton Academy FPs in the last four of the competition.

The visitors dominated the opening exchanges but failed to make the breakthrough, and were punished midway through the half when Gartcosh took the lead against the run of play.

The ball was driven across the face of goal and Marshall bundled home from close range to give the hosts the advantage.

However, Doune levelled just five minutes later when Niall McClure won possession and played in Alan Inglis. The Castle man shrugged off two challenges before firing a magnificent shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Heaver almost completed the turnaround moments later, but his powerful drive from distance was well saved by Wilson in the Gartcosh goal.

Ten minutes into the second half, Doune did manage to take the lead. Heaver collected the ball after good wing play by Inglis, before cutting inside and smashing an unstoppable shot beyond the reach of Wilson and into the top corner.

The visitors could have increased their advantage when Dylan McGowan spotted Wilson off his line, but his lobbed effort drifted agonisingly wide of the post.

There was a scare for Doune as Lukasz Duszynski was forced into a last-ditch clearance after Callum Davison’s header had spun back towards his own goal.

In the closing stages, Castle were denied what looked to be a certain penalty when the dangerous Inglis was tripped in the box.

However, it didn’t matter as the visitors held out to seal their place in the last four.

Doune Castle AFC Development Club Draw Saturday 2 May: �100 - No 33, Michael Docherty, Doune.

�25 - No 135, David Innes, Deanston.