Easthouses out of the cup

Easthouse Lily MW 1-3 Saltcoates Victoria
Easthouse Lily MW 1-3 Saltcoates Victoria

Easthouses Lily entertained Saltcoats in this replay of the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup after coming back from three goals down the previous week only to go and give Saltcoats another three goals of a start in this replay, with the visitors opening the scoring in the seventh minute.

The Lily’s only chance came in the 18th minute when a good cross by Shearer was met by Graeme Young and his header was spectacularly kept out by Saltcoats keeper.

Then in the 33rd minute Saltcoats scored number two when the Lily defence failed to clear a through ball. It got worse for Easthouses in the 43rd minute another defensive blunder allowed Saltcoats to go in again at half time 3-0 up.

The second half belonged to Easthouses and Young pulled a goal back in the 70th minute, but it wasn’t to be the spectacular comeback from last week as the Lily missed a few opportunities to level the game but in the end if you give a team three goals of a start it’s very difficult to come back from that.