Blue­bells are in the com­fort zone

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - BY JUNICUS

IT wasn’t the best of days for lo­cal clubs in the East of Scot­land Cup with only Lochee United def­i­nitely through to the third round.

The Blue­bells were 2-0 win­ners over Pumpher­ston but didn’t get it all their own way against the South League lead­ers.

Lochee were in con­trol for much of the first half and, af­ter a Lo­gan Davie ef­fort was cleared off the line, they took the lead in 27 min­utes when Grant Law­son fired home from the edge of the box.

Paddy Deane ham­mered in a sec­ond just be­fore the half-time whis­tle.

The sec­ond half was a bit of a damp squib as far as Lochee are con­cerned.

They rarely threat­ened the Pumpher­ston goal and it was the vis­i­tors who came clos­est to scor­ing when Jack Beau­mont was de­nied by a stun­ning save from home keeper Jor­dan Miller.

There was to be no re­venge win for East Craigie at New­ton­grange.

The Loth­ian side were given a run for their money be­fore earning a nar­row vic­tory in the Scot­tish Cup a few weeks ago but they were in con­trol for much of Satur­day’s tie and de­served their 3-0 vic­tory.

Tay­port are also out af­ter a 2-0 de­feat by Lin­lith­gow. De­spite the re­sult, it was an en­cour­ag­ing per­for­mance from Char­lie King’ side with the Fifers’ in­abil­ity to cash in on their chances the main dif­fer­ence be­tween the sides.

De­fences dom­i­nated For­far West End’s tie with Dalkeith This­tle but it was the Premier League vis­i­tors who squeezed through to the third round.

From one of the few chances cre­ated, Paul Tansey scored the only goal of the game af­ter 35 min­utes.

Coupar An­gus also lost out to a Premier League side at home by a sin­gle goal, with Dun­bar United com­ing from be­hind to win.

Alan Leith gave the Fox­hall Park­ers the lead six min­utes into the sec­ond half but, within five min­utes, Dean Bal­lan­tyne’s brace turned the tie in the vis­i­tors’ favour.

This ef­fort by Lochee United’s Paddy Deane (blue) was ruled out be­cause of an in­fringe­ment against a Pumpher­ston player.

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