Newton Stewart 0, Culter 6
This William Hill Scottish Cup second round tie played at Trammondford Park saw a meeting between the South of Scotland League and the Aberdeen Junior League when Newton Stewart played Culter Juniors.
Newton’s Calum Dunn took a free kick early on but failed to trouble a very tall goalkeeper in the form of Neil Duffy and that was to be the way the game panned out throughout the 90 minutes.
Striker Jamie McAllister, the visitors’ top goal-scorer with 15 hat-tricks to his credit last season and a total of 75 goals, fired the ball goalwards after five minutres but his effort on this occasion was high and wide.
The lively McAllister was causing the young Newton defence all sorts of problems but was being kept at bay.
The visitors lost the experienced 35-year-old Neil Reid after 20 minutes through injury and he was replaced by 21-year -ld Martin Crisp.
Six minutes later, Culter went ahead when George McBain headed into goal via the upright.
Seven minutes from the break Liam Muir had a slight chance following a better opening earlier which would have made a difference at that stage of the contest.
Culter continued to press but failed in front of goal on several occasions prior to the interval.
A minute after the restart John Paterson cleared an effort from McAllister off his goalline with keeper Harry Fidler beaten, before Johnny Fisher had a chance at the other end of the pitch.
Fidler, though, continued to impress between the Newton sticks and pulled off several good stops before he was eventually beaten in the 62nd minute when he failed to hold a Bain shot, with the ever alert McAllister latching onto the parried ball to burrow it into the net.
Following a series of substitutions by the home side, McAllister put Culter three ahead 10 minutes from time as the Newton players’ heads dropped.
Six minutes later McAllister completed his hat-trick, a minute before McBain scored his second as his side went nap.
With two minutes left to play substitute Michael Taylor put the icing on the cake with goal number six to send his team through to round three where they will now play Berwick Rangers at their Peterculter home.