Scottish Cup 5th round

Doune Castle .......................... 5

East Kilbride .......................... 3

DOUNE secured their place in the Scottish Cup 5th Round with a powerful display in horrendous conditions.

Doune edged into a 1-0 lead after 10 minutes. The keeper scythed Lukasz Duszynski to the floor for a clear penalty. Sean Heaver clinically dispatched the kick into the corner of the net.

East Kilbride equalised after 18 minutes. They made it 1-1 with a precise shot to the far corner from the edge of the box.

Doune regained the lead after 22 minutes.

Kenny Feaks drilled a low fierce shot towards the near post from 16 yards. The keeper allowed the shot to slip between his hands and into the net to make it 2-1.

After 27 minutes, Steven Fotheringham produced a save of the highest quality leaping high to palm a powerful free kick over the crossbar. He replicated that save with another after 34 minutes to push away another free kick from the edge of the box.

In first half stoppage time, Alan Inglis made it 3-1. Chris Ogilvie sent Alan Inglis clear down the right. Inglis drove into the box and placed a precise shot into the net from 10 yards to give Doune a crucial half-time advantage.

Doune attacked from the restart and extended their lead after 52 minutes.

A defender headed out a free kick from Jonny Burns, the ball catching high in the strong wind. 25 yards out, Sean Heaver killed the dropping ball dead with his first touch and flashed an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net to make it 4-1.

Doune squandered several good opportunities before finally netting the fifth goal their second half dominance merited.

Lukasz Duszynski sent Alan Inglis through on goal. Inglis slotted the ball home into the corner of the net from 12 yards to make it 5-1.

EK brought the scores closer with a fine opportunist strike after 83 minutes to make it 5-2.

In added time, a David Innes own goal gave the score line a closeness that, to a degree, detracted from Doune’s second half dominance.

Despite their slackness of the closing minutes, this was an excellent overall Castle performance, especially in their impressive second half display and the home side were well worth their place in the next round.

Doune Castle: Fotheringham, Burns, Smith, Feaks, Innes, McClymont, Ogilvie, McClure (Holms), Duszynski, Inglis, Heaver (McGowan) Substitutes: Burke, Duncanson, Stevenson