Scottish Cup Third Round
Kelty Hearts 0 Montrose 0

KELTY Hearts have it all to do again after contesting a stalemate with Montrose in the Scottish Cup Third Round.

Neither side could find a way through at New Central Park and a replay now awaits next weekend at Links Park.

The result means that both teams are in the hat for the next round, with the Fourth Round draw taking place on Monday night.

The ties will be drawn after the match between Brechin City and Darvel, and will be shown live on BBC Scotland.

The winner of the replay at Montrose could face a money-spinning tie against the likes of Rangers and Celtic, as Scottish Premiership clubs enter the tournament.

Honours even in Kelty

Kelty boss Kevin Thomson and midfielder Ross Philp both described Saturday's draw against League One Montrose as 'scrappy', with the hosts unable to play the style of football they would have wished to.

Both sides had chances to win with Kelty going closest through Joe Cardle and Nathan Austin, but they were both denied by the excellent Aaron Lennox in the Montrose goal.

At the other end, Darren Jamieson more than earned his wage with a plethora of fine stops, including right at the death when he kept out Chris Antoniazzi at his near post.

Injury trouble but welcome return

Kallum Higginbotham was replaced by Robbie McNab in the first-half, and Kevin Thomson revealed post-match that Nathan Austin was struggling with his hamstring towards the end of the game. Thomas O'Ware also missed out on Saturday through injury.

In better news, Jamie Barjonas emerged from the bench to grab a handful of minutes for the first time since picking up an injury in mid-October.

Team lines

Kelty: Jamieson, Philp, Forster, Hill (Hooper 73'), Finlayson, Higginbotham (McNab 38'), Black, Tidser, Cardle (Barjonas 86'), Austin, Agyeman.
Subs not used: Donaldson, Reilly, Biabi.

Montrose: Lennox, Ballantyne, Quinn, Waddell, Steeves, Whatley, Masson (Callaghan 76'), Watson, Lyons, Milne (Brown 45+4'), Johnston (Antoniazzi 79').
Subs not used: Fleming, Allan.

When is the replay?

The replay takes place at Links Park, Montrose, at 3pm next Saturday, December 4.