West of Scotland Cup
Clark Drive crashed out of their second major cup competition in as many games as they went down 4-2 after extra time in the third round of the West of Scotland Cup at Westerlands.
The Irvine side could only muster 11 players but took the lead in 70 minutes when Gerry Cavani and Michael Fitzpatrick set up Stephen McAvoy who scored.
The Glasgow outfit took the game into extra time with a header from a set piece seven minutes later and Drive were dealt another blow right at the start of the additional period when Kevan Reid picked up a second booking.
However they regained the lead with a move which started in their own penalty box and saw the ball switched between Cavani, Ryan McKie and McAvoy to Stuart Walker who applied the perfect finish.
Westerlands equalised from another set piece two minutes later and, as Drive began to tire, they grabbed their third in 104 minutes before killing the game off in the dying seconds with a goal on the break.
WoS Fourth Round
Winlinton Wolves’ finishing was the difference between the teams in a 4-1 win at Erskine.
The Irvine outfit opened their account in 37 minutes when a Willie Hutson throw found Ross Davidson who held off two defenders before crossing for Craig Gillies to head home.
Keeper Chris Noon then kept Erskine at bay before Jordan McMurtrie and Hutson set up Gillies for his second.
Thomas Wilson threw Erskine a lifeline with a fine headed goal and Wolves then had to withstand some severe pressure before Lee Guthrie pounced on a rebound to make it 3-1 in 77 minutes and the scorer then turned provider with a great pass to Callum McDade who finished the game off with a shot from ten yards.
Truck Point First Division
Cunninghame AFC’s match at Onthank was moved to Crosshouse to get the game played and the Stevenston side kept their promotion hopes alive with a fine 3-0 win.
The visitors took the lead in eight minutes when Alan McColgan found Ryan Clements and he swung the ball over to Colin Frew who headed the rebound home after the keeper blocked his initial shot.
Frew returned the favour two minutes later, releasing Clements who sidestepped a challenge before firing home, but Cunninghame were reduced to ten men right on the break when the ref decided that Kris Clements’ tackle had denied the opposition a goalscoring opportunity.
However the pattern remained unchanged after the interval and Andrew Robertson picked out Rab Skippen with a defence-splitting pass and the veteran forward wrapped up the scoring.
Bottom dogs Girdle Toll United were left cursing controversial refereeing decisions as they went down 4-3 at Carrick. Toll played much better than in recent weeks but were denied a couple of clear-cut penalties before Craig McGinn fired them ahead.
Carrick soon levelled with Toll appealing in vain for offside then McGinn restored Toll’s lead only to see the home side make it 2-2 with another controversial counter.
A third disputed strike plus an own goal saw Carrick open up a 4-2 lead after the break and although Tam Wilson reduced the deficit, Toll were again left raging at the lady referee when she turned down what looked like another two legitimate penalty claims.
AFC Dreghorn remain on the edges of the relegation dogfight after a hefty 5-0 defeat at third-top Stewarton Annick.
A Bryan Boylan hat trick was the highlight as KSC Wolves ran up a 5-1 win at Belmont. Henry Rocks and Frannie Kilpatrick got the other goals as the Kilwinning outfit strengthened their grip at the top of the league.