Ac­cies savour cup vic­tory over in-form Ea­gle­sham

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Ea­gle­sham.............. 0 New­ton Aca­dem ..... 2 Cam­bus­lang’s New­ton Aca­dem­i­cal trav­elled to Bar­rhead in the Chal­lenge Cup se­cond round know­ing they would have to be at their best to face Ea­gle­sham who they had twice failed to beat pre­vi­ously.

The hosts were also un­beaten in their last nine league games but it was New­ton who came out on top af­ter an ex­cel­lent se­cond half dis­play.

Ea­gle­sham started well and looked dan­ger­ous in at­tack. A floated ball was fed through for Ea­gle­sham and a late chal­lenge from Andy McGladri­gan re­sulted in a penalty for the hosts and a yel­low card for the shot-stop­per. McGladri­gan was able to amend his mis­take with a nice save to his left.

Af­ter the break, the heavy park started to cut up and both sides seemed to strug­gle to keep pos­ses­sion.

But Thomas Hous­ton won the ball in­side the Ea­gle­sham half and found Jones who was able to thread the ball through to Nad Zeb to com­pose him­self and pass the ball into the bot­tom left-hand cor­ner.

Kieran Zeb re­placed Kevin Coyle and made an in­stant im­pact with his pace.

Mo­ments af­ter tak­ing the lead, Martin Jones found him­self with a bit of space just out­side the box and ri­fled home a great strike into the top right-hand cor­ner. New­ton Aca­dem­i­cal now face East Kil­bride Rolls Royce or Ran­noch in the next round.

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