Shotts into second round
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