Shotts into sec­ond round

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Shotts BA .............. 3 EK This­tle ............. 1 Shotts Bon Ac­cord turned in one of the per­for­mances of the sea­son to book their place in the West of Scot­land League Cup sec­ond round.

A Stephen Maguire dou­ble and a Danny Burns goal can­celled out Scott McKean’s strike in an en­ter­tain­ing clash at Han­nah Park.

Af­ter a fast and fran­tic first half hour, nei­ther side could find the back of the net de­spite both teams hav­ing chances.

But Maguire opened the scor­ing af­ter head­ing home a per­fect Burns cross in the 33rd minute.

This­tle should have equalised at the start of the sec­ond half but a su­perb Johnny Mur­doch save de­nied McKean.

Five min­utes later it was Mur­doch to the res­cue again as he punched away a Had­den free-kick.

But on the hour mark, This­tle fi­nally equalised as Cal­lum McLean played in McKean who curled past Mur­doch.But the Bonny bounced back through Burns as he out­ran This­tle’s Graeme Mar­shall and scored with a vi­cious strike from just inside the box.

Any chance of a This­tle fight­back was over af­ter McKean was sent off for kick­ing out.

Shotts sealed their place in the next round when Maguire tapped the ball in with the last kick of the game.

Shotts face Greenock Ju­niors away from home this Satur­day as they re­turn to league ac­tion.

Set­back McKean scores for This­tle

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