Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round)
Dundonald 4 - Easthouse Lily 2
Dundonald faced Easthouse Lily in preliminary round two of the Scottish Cup. The match was moved to Raith Rovers ground as Dundonalds own park was waterlogged. On paper the fifers were favourites to go through to the next round but the cup has been known to cause may upsets so "the Bell" came into this match well prepared.
The homeside started this match slowly which gifted possession to Easthouse and the visitors will feel they should have done better when a free kick rebounded to Russell but the striker pulled his shot wide. Dundonald made Lily pay for their missed chance. A qwick break down the left forced Easthouse to turn Sabandas cross over for a corner. The corner was cleared to the edge of the box before Mckenzie fired it back in his shot fell to Webberburn inside the box who poked the ball into the net. The visitors had a great chance to draw level when Dundonald's "stand in" keeper Somerville's clumsy tackle gave Easthouse a penalty. The keeper made up for his error when he produced a fine save. Dundonald were then forced to make a change when young striker Keirren Dall was carried off with a broken leg after a challenge with the visitors keeper. The home side didn't let this distract them because when play resumed Duire fired in from 35yards to increase his sides lead.
Half Time 2-0
Three minutes into the second half Dundonald got their third when Strang set up Cargill for the easiest of finishes. Mckenzie got goal number four when he headed home five minutes later. Dundonald were reduced to ten men when keeper Somerville charged off his line and brought the Easthouse player down inside his box. The visitors were awarded a penalty and the keeper recieved his second yellow card and was sent to the stands. Lily scored with the penalty and ten minutes from time got another goal but it was to little to late.
Dundonald got off to a slow start but once they got into their stride there was only going to be one winner. They will now face League two leaders Queens Park at home in the next round on boxing day.
East of Scotland Premier Division Broxburn v Dundonald Bluebell
Sunday 3rd October 2021
Kick off 12-15pm