Eight is great for EKYM
Connor McCann, Cammy McCulloch and Ross McDonagh all bagged a brace as East Kilbride YM hit Rosyth for eight in the Scottish Amateur Cup.
Rosyth sat second in the Kingdom of Fife Caledonian league but could not match YM as Graeme Robertson’s side turned in another impressive display to cruise into round three.
Jordan Calder started the rout by heading home from Jordan Fletcher’s in-swinging corner kick to the back post early in the match.
Anthony Penman was instrumental in YM’s second goal, winning the ball in midfield before putting McCulloch in possession. McCulloch then released McCann and he finished from 18 yards.
McCann was then scythed down for a penalty kick, from which Ryan Kelly scored to put YM 3-0 up, and before half time McCann scored his second of the day and YM’s fourth.
Early in the second half, McDonagh added goal number five, shrugging off challenges and staying on his feet to drive the ball past the disconsolate keeper.
McDonagh and McCulloch coordinated YM’s last three goals with McDonagh putting McCulloch through twice to score before McCulloch returned the compliment, allowing McDonagh to notch the final goal.
This Saturday YM play a vital league match away to title rivals St. Mungo at 2pm in Bishopbriggs. This is followed by another demanding fixture the following week away to Premier Division side Giffnock North in round three of the West of Scotland Cup.
Meanwhile, YM’s GGPL side lost 5-2 at Westerlands with Murray McClure and Matt Haggerty scoring.
They now face Eastwood Park Mount at home on Saturday.