EKYM re­main un­beaten

East Kilbride News - - SPORTS -

East Kil­bride YM marched into the fourth round of the Scot­tish Am­a­teur Cup af­ter a 4-2 win over East Dun­bar­ton­shire - ex­tend­ing their un­beaten run to 13 matches.

The teams’paths had crossed a few years ago when the vis­i­tors knocked YM out of the West of Scot­land Cup, so this was an op­por­tu­nity for YM to avenge that de­feat.

Y Ms tar ted strongly but vis­it­ing keeper Hughes was in fine form sav­ing from Cam myMc Cu l loch, Mi key Car­roll, Ryan Kelly and pro­duced a tremen­dous in­stinc­tive save fromMc Cu l loch again.

The vis­i­tors were made to pay for those missed chances when East Dun­bar­ton­shire took the lead af­ter 15 min­utes. An in­nocu­ous ball over the top found winger Pen­man, who slot­ted the ball past Fraser Camp­bell.

Fif­teen min­utes later YM were level. Pa­tient build up play was re­warded when Mikey Car­roll’s shot was blocked but Mc­Cul­loch pounced to score from 12 yards.

Soon YM were in front as James Cameron played a ball into the path of the on­rush­ing Mc­Cul­loch, who made no mis­take from close range.

Craig Fry had a shot just past the up­right in the clos­ing min­utes of the half as YM held a half-time lead.

Early in the sec­ond half Scott Chap­lain put Mikey Car­roll in pos­ses­sion. He shrugged off the at­ten­tions of the cen­tral de­fender to shoot into the cor­ner of the net giv­ing YM a two goal ad­van­tage.

Late in the game YM se­cured their place in the fourth round when Craig Tocher clipped the ball into the path of lead­ing scorer Mc­Cul­loch and he rounded the keeper be­fore net­ting his hat-trick and YM’s fourth goal.

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