Feb 15 2012 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Wednesday
Forth Thistle 7 Doune Castle 0
FORTH dominated from the kick-off and could have been six goals up in the first 20 minutes, but for poor finishing. They almost went one down when Gordon Campbell had to tip a 30-yard volley over the bar.
Forth took the lead two minutes later when Robert McGookin was brought down in the box and got up to slot the spot kick home. Doune had the ball in the net shortly after but it was ruled offside.
Forth made it two when John Maitland headed home at the near post from a corner on 25 minutes. Forth were four ahead at half-time with goals from Callum Smith.
They scored number five when Callum Smith was brought down in the box and scored from the spot kick for his hat-trick.
Five minutes later they were six up when a scramble in the box saw Doune unable to clear their line and Steven Collins was there to shoot home.
Substitute Steven Wilson made an instant impact, putting Forth seven up on 65 minutes from just inside the box, shooting past the keeper into the far corner. Doune had the ball in the net again on 80 minutes but it was deemed offside.
Man of the match went to John Maitland.
Braehead 0 Camelon Albion 3
BRAEHEAD were dumped out of the East of Scotland cup on Saturday.
They had chances to score but poor finishing by Braehead and clinical finishing by Camelon ensured Camelon go into last eight against Stenhousemuir.
Braehead play host to Dunblane on Saturday with a 2pm kick-off.
East of Scotland Cup, third round: Braehead 0, Camelon Albion 3; Dunipace 3, Livingston 4 aet.
Mathieson Trophy, third round: Condorrat Club, 0 Tillicoultry 0 (4-2 penalties); Tullibody Community 1, Stenhousemuir 4.
Division One: Slamannan 1, AFC Milton 3; Stirling Boys Club 0, Zetland 0; Dunblane Th 3 Stirling Th 3.
Division Two: Bannockburn 11, Drumpellier Th 2; Condorrat 2, Fallin 3; Riverside 2, Barrhill 2; Milton FC 9, Bo'ness Utd 2.
Division Three: Sunnyside 3, Denny 4; Forth Th 7, Doune Castle 0; Campsie 5, Callander Th 2; Polmont 3, Hillfoots 3.
Premier: California v Dunipace Th.
Division One: Slamannan v Stirling Th, Loganlea Utd v AFC Milton, Stirling Boys Club v Stirling Uni, Dunblane Th v Tullibody Community, Zetland v Braehead.
Division Two: Gormac Th v Tillicoultry, Milton FC v Drumpellier Th, Riverside v Bannockburn.
Division Three: Hillfoots v Peppes Alloa, Denny Th v Glenvale, Doune Castle v Callander Th, Polmont v Forth Th.