Doune Castle...7


Doune collected the points with a controlled display, their emphatic second half performance finally seeing off the resistance of a resolute Castlemilk.

The Castle opened the scoring after only 3 minutes. The keeper brought Alan Inglis tumbling for a clear penalty. Sean Heaver drilled the spot kick safely into the corner to make it 1-0.

Castlemilk reacted strongly to that setback twice came close, denied by good saves from Steven Fotheringham.

Doune made it 2-0 after 29 minutes. From a free kick 24 yards out, Alan Inglis crashed a fierce curling shot around the four-man defensive wall, well beyond the keeper’s full-stretch dive to nestle high into the net.

The Castle made it 3-0 after 57 minutes with a fine goal.

Jonny Burns edged the ball on to Lukasz Duszynski who drew the centre back before sliding a perfectly weighted pass to Sean Heaver. Heaver guided an unstoppable side-foot shot well beyond the keeper and into the far corner of the net from 14 yards.

It became 4-0 after 71 minutes. Richard Smith released Sean Heaver down the left. Heaver slipped the ball through to Alan Inglis who smashed a fierce low drive into the far corner from 14 yards.

Doune were now in complete control and they made it 5-0 with a superb goal after 77 minutes. After some crisp inter passing, Alan Inglis cushioned a delicate pass to Jonny Burns. He stepped clear and placed the ball into the far right corner of the net from 8 yards.

Within 30 seconds, Alan Inglis made it 6-0. From the restart, Inglis harried to intercept an attempted pass inside. Inglis sped into the box and, from 16 yards, crashed a fierce low drove well beyond the keeper’s despairing dive.

Four minutes later, it was 7-0.

Jonny Burns shrugged off the challenge of two defenders and crossed into the heart of the six-yard box. Richard Smith’s first attempt spun up making it a clear race between him and the keeper to reach the loose ball. Smith reacted quicker, leaping high and directing his header into the net from 4 yards.

Doune’s clinical last quarter saw them finally overcome Castlemilk’s disciplined defence to continue the Castle’s recent good form.

Doune Castle: Fotheringham, Innes (Smith), Feaks (Holmes), Duncanson, More (Smith), Burns, McGowan, McClure, (McClymont), Duszynski, Inglis, (Stevenson), Heaver