Jordan is three and easy
Rutherglen lad Jordan Davidson scored a hat-trick as Glencairn under 21s began their defence of the Scottish Cup.
The young Glens, who had triumphed 1-0 in the final of the competition just five months previously, knew it would be no easy task to overhaul runaway and unbeaten First Division leaders Vale of Leven on their own patch.
Two changes from the previous competitive game saw Kyle Chrystal andTommy Lone replacing the working Josh McCorry and Marcus Fraser.
The Glens started well and took the lead after only six minutes as Aldo Dunsmore swung over a great ball from the right which was met by the head of Anton Phinn at the back post.
His header back across the six-yard box was met by Davidson who guided the ball high into the net with his left foot.
The visitors thought they had doubled their lead on 33 minutes when Phinn found room for a shot which was parried by the keeper and Dunsmore fired in the rebound but it was ruled offside.
However, it was not long before Davidson, a former Trinity High pupil, got his side’s second of the game. He managed to find space on 42 minutes and fired low into the net.
The striker put the game to bed and secured his hat-trick after latching on to a delightful Ryan Caird pass on 54 minutes and hit a rasping shot to beat the goalkeeper. Vale hit back with a goal four minutes later but the damage had already been done as The Glens advanced to the next round.