Kelty cruise through to next round of Scottish Cup
Published 24 Sep 2012 16:59 0 Comments
Scottish Cup action as Crossgates (yellow) take on Cumnock.
Picture: Ted Milton
KELTY HEARTS reached the second round of the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Arbroath Vics in the first round on Saturday.
Hearts were always the smarter moving side and they took the lead with a Damon Gray penalty.
This settled the visitors and they started to create some good chances and it was no surprise when Stuart Cargill increased the lead before the break.
Arbroath pulled one back after an hour and for a spell they looked dangerous but a third goal from Brian Ritchie more or less settled the tie.
It was pretty much one-way traffic after this and a fourth goal from Stephen Bathgate was no more than Hearts deserved.
Manager Keith Burgess was very pleased with the result, saying, "You always have to be on your guard in these sort of ties but we played some good stuff and could have won by more."
Unfortunately, Crossgates were unable to join them as they were thrashed 5-0 at home to Ayrshire men Cumnock.
Cumnock, former winners, were much too good for the Central League team at Humbug Park.
The visitors were clearly going to be difficult opponents for the Central Leaguers but in the early stages Primrose competed well.
However, once Cumnock went in front their attacking flair posed problems for Dave McNeely's side and goals came at regular intervals.
That is not to say the home side did not have chances for they did but they just could not convert them and at the end of the day Cumnock ran in four more goals.
SATURDAY'S fixtures: East Super League - Linlithgow Rose v Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Carnoustie Panmure v Kelty Hearts. East Premier League - Ballingry Rovers v Armadale Thistle. Central League - Kirkcaldy YM v Lochgelly Albert, Lochore Welfare v Bankfoot, Dundonald Bluebell v Kinnoull, Crossgates Primrose v Luncarty (all kick-offs 2.30pm).