Star exit cup to bril­liant Ban­nock­burn

Argyllshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

Ban­nock­burn 7 Lochgilp­head Red Star 1

RED STAR made the daunt­ing trip to face Ban­nock­burn in Scot­tish Cup ac­tion last Satur­day, and were on the wrong end of a heavy de­feat.

The match didn’t start well for the Lochgilp­head side who were miss­ing a few play­ers through in­jury.

The vis­i­tors were 2-0 down af­ter 10 min­utes as they strug­gled to deal with the ex­cel­lent move­ment of the Ban­nock­burn front play­ers.

Slack play from Star al­lowed Ban­nock­burn to go 3-0 up and the tie was as good as over af­ter 18 min­utes.

The game was turn­ing into a dam­age lim­i­ta­tion ex­er­cise for Star but a fur­ther three goals be­fore the break saw Red Star go in at half time 6-0 down.

Some jus­ti­fied harsh words from the man­age­ment side at half time saw Star come out with a bit more spirit in the sec­ond half as they looked to steady the ship.

The vis­i­tors were pick­ing up a bit more possession in the sec­ond half, al­though they still found chances dif­fi­cult to come by against a well-or­gan­ised Ban­nock­burn de­fence.

The hosts added to their tally be­fore Kieran Moore scored ar­guably the goal of the day late on to pull one back for Red Star who con­tin­ued to work un­til the fi­nal whis­tle.

This was a heavy de­feat for Star, as Ban­nock­burn fancy their chances of go­ing a long way in the com­pe­ti­tion.

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