Six of the best for YM

East Kilbride News - - SPORTS -

East Kil­bride YM marched into the semi-fi­nals of the Dou­glas Smith League Cup with a thump­ing 6-1 win over 10-man Broom­house.

The hosts had to come from be­hind to win, though. A dou­ble from Jor­dan Fletcher plus strikes from Cammy McCul­loch, Mike Car­roll, Ryan Kelly and Ross McDon­agh helped them roar back from Broom­house’s opener.

Broom­house, who pipped YM for pro­mo­tion to the Premier League last sea­son and who were yet to lose a goal in this sea­son’s League Cup, started well and YM keeper Fraser Camp­bell had to make two ex­cel­lent stops early on to keep the score level.

So it was no sur­prise when YM fell be­hind five min­utes be­fore the break when mid­fielder Craig Scott col­lected a throw-in, strode for­ward and fired a low shot into the net.

Three min­utes after go­ing be­hind YM were level thanks to a su­perb McCul­loch free-kick from 20 yards.

On the stroke of half time, Tocher and full back Kelly com­bined well to tee-up Car­roll who turned his marker be­fore slot­ting the ball past Broom­house keep­erTen­nant.

Mo­ments later Ten­nant could only parry a Craig Kin­caid shot and Fletcher fol­lowed up to vol­ley home a third goal forYM.

Broom­house went down to 10 men when mid­fielder Harry Clift was dis­missed for two quick-fire yel­low cards and that vir­tu­ally ended the match as a con­test.

Fletcher put YM 4-1 in front, fin­ish­ing off a fine move, be­fore Kelly added a fifth with a splen­did free-kick.

McDon­agh scored a sixth in the fi­nal minute to com­plete the win.

YM will now play Premier League cham­pi­ons Dalziel in the semi-fi­nals.

On Satur­day YM host Hill­wood BC in the West of Scot­land Cup at Hamil­ton Palace, kick off 1pm.

Mean­while, YM’35s won 5-3 on Friday evening in the Kenny Parry Cup with Garry O’Han­lon scor­ing four and Sam McCul­loch the other.

The GGPL side lost 6-2 at Crook­ston Cas­tle.

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