Macron Scottish Junior Cup Quarter-Final



TEN-man Beith eased into the semi-finals as they overcame shock troops Kello at Bellsdale Park.

The visitors had stunned Irvine Meadow in the last 16 but this time they were outgunned prompting home fans to quip: “Ten men went to mow, went to mow the Kello.”

It was a professional job from the Mighty, but Kello’s main achievement had been getting this far.

Kenny McLean had a shot from 20 yards blocked by a defender in five minutes as the home side began strongly.

Darren Christie shot across the face of goal from 12 yards in eight minutes.

McLean was in on goal in 12 minutes but shot straight at Dunsmuir from 12 yards.

Christie was denied by a fine tackle from a Kello defender 12 yards out in 14 minutes. Then a minute later the same player had a shot cleared off the line by a Kello defender.

Beith blasted into the lead in 17 minutes when Ross McKenzie crossed to McLean to knock the ball home from six yards.

The hosts came close again in 22 minutes when Jamie Wilson shot narrowly wide from 12 yards.

Beith were so unlucky in 24 minutes when shots from McLean and Ross McKenzie we’re hooked off the line.

Another chance was wasted in 29 minutes when a Christie cross was headed just over the bar from eight yards.

A Christie effort from 12 yards was well saved a minute later.

McLean saw his stinging 25-yard shot well saved in 36 minutes.

Stephen Grindlay made a stunning stop to foil Robert Hampson from 25 yards In 40 minutes then fooled Seam Bennie from A similar distance seconds later.

Gampson had a shot from 20 yards in 49 minutes.

Beith wasted a great chance in a minute later when Milliken blasted over the bar from 25 yards.

Milliken shot wildly over the bar from 20 yards in 54 minutes.

Beith were reduced to 10 men in 55 minutes when McKenzie was harshly given a straight red card for mis-timed challenge.

Kello levelled on the hour when a cross from Liam Fleming was lashed home from six yards by Mark Armour

A minute later Beith were back In front when Christie slammed home a shot grow 16 yard

Hampson sent a header over the bar from eight yards in 72 minutes.

Conner McGlinchey blasted a free-kick into the top corner to make it 3-1 two minutes later. At the other end a minute later Johnson had Grindlay to beat from 12 yards but shot wide

Beith sealed it in 85 minutes when a Christie cross was cleared and the ball broke back to Callum Imrie to shoot home from eight yards for his debut goal.

A Christie effort from eight yards was well saved by Dunsmuir in 89 minutes as Beith won through.

BEITH JUNIORS: Grindlay; McMahon, Noble, McGlinchey, Docherty, J Wilson, D Christie, Frize, McLean, McKenzie, Milliken. Subs: Imrie, Hood, Sheridan, Young, Malissa.

KELlO ROVERS: Sean Bennie; Pagan, Struthers, Crolley, Weir, Hampson ,Hill, Armour, Fleming,Johnson. Subs: Stuart Bennie, Blackwood, Copeland, Kerr, Smith