Dazed Doune left to lick cup wounds

Southside grab the glory in a bruis­ing bat­tle

Stirling Observer - - FOOTBALL - Sports re­porter

Doune Cas­tle...2 Southside ......... 3 Doune crashed out of this year’s Scot­tish Am­a­teur Cup af­ter a bruis­ing en­counter at Mo­ray Park on Satur­day.

Cas­tle hotly dis­puted the win­ning goal af­ter keeper Adam Smul­ski sus­tained a se­ri­ous fa­cial in­jury as the striker stabbed the ball home .

But the ref­eree waved away their claims and their dream of na­tional glory had died for an­other sea­son.

Doune took a 1-0 lead af­ter only four min­utes with a well worked goal.

Sean Wil­bert out­paced the full back to fire an invit­ing cross into the box where Lukasz Duszyn­ski sprinted clear to glance a deft header be­yond the keeper’s out­stretched reach and into the far cor­ner.

Cal­lum Mac­dougall then shot over from a good po­si­tion be­fore Jonny Coubrough came close with an ac­ro­batic hooked vol­ley. On 33 min­utes, Smul­ski re­quired treat­ment af­ter a Southside player cyn­i­cally barged into him and ap­peared to stand on him as he fell.

How­ever, he con­tin­ued af­ter treat­ment.

Southside equalised on the stroke of half-time.

A long throw into the box was headed against the far post and Southside re­acted fastest to the re­bound to ram the ball home.

Doune edged into a 2-1 lead af­ter 69 min­utes.

A Ross Mac­far­lane free kick was cleared to the edge of the box and Andy Innes quickly turned in­side and drilled a pre­cise left-foot shot low into the right-hand cor­ner of the net.

How­ever, the lead only lasted three min­utes as an as­tute pass be­tween the Cas­tle back­line sent the Southside striker clear and he smashed the ball high into the net to make it 2-2.

Inglis hit the junc­tion of the bar and post with a curl­ing free kick, be­fore the vis­i­tors took the lead af­ter 77 min­utes with a hotly dis­puted goal.

Smul­ski par­ried an ef­fort and dived for­ward in an at­tempt

Watch­ing Doune’s No 10 Alan Inglis keeps a close eye on his free-kick. It clipped the post

At­tack Lukasz Duszyn­ski takes on the Southside de­fence

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