Dazed Doune left to lick cup wounds
Southside grab the glory in a bruising battle
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