to smother the loose ball. The Southside striker drove the ball into the net but in doing so clearly kicked Smulski in the face.
The referee allowed the goal to stand and having clearly sustained a serious facial injury, a dazed Smulski was substituted immediately.
Doune pushed for an equaliser.
But an uncompromising and cynical Southside held out. Doune Castle: Smulski (Haig), D Innes, Macfarlane, Mann, Coubrough, Macdougall (A Innes), Wilbert, McClure, Purves (Marshall), Inglis, Duszynski. Substitute: Balmer