Highland win set’s up all-Lowland clash in Scottish Cup R4

  • EK defeat Formartine Utd 4-0 to progress in Scottish Cup
  • Victory secures R4 progress for third time in four seasons
  • Kilby now face BSC Glasgow in R4

East Kilbride FC put on a classy show in the Highlands to beat Formartine Utd 4-0 and progress to the last 32 of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

A double from top-scorer Ruari Paton and strikes from Anton Brady and Graeme Holmes have set up a Round 4 tie with BSC Glasgow, ensuring there will be at least one Lowland League side in the hat for the Round 5 draw.

EK started well and led mid-way through the first half when Paton smashed home from close range to give Kilby a half-time lead.

Kilby then got off to a great start after the break, when Anton Brady produced some individual excellence driving forward before steering a low shot into the corner from 20-yards to make it 2-0.

Fellow midfielder Holmes then put the game beyond the reach of the home side 5 minutes later, driving onto a Paton through pass before expertly finishing low past the home goalie.

And it was left to talisman Paton to complete the scoring in the final stages, the young striker tapping home from close range after fine wide play from Carmichael, and EK's place in Round 4 for the third time in four season was confirmed.

All eyes then turned to the Round 4 draw live on Sportscene on Sunday night, with Kilby and no fewer than another 5 non-League sides earning their places and dreaming of a plum tie.

Once the balls were selected, an all-Lowland League tie was delivered, which will see BSC Glasgow come to K-Park on Saturday 18th January, after Stephen Swift's men produced an excellent comeback to beat East Fife 4-3 and claim a Round 4 spot for the first time.

More details of the 4th Round tie will follow in due course.

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