Lochar hit six of the best

In the South of Scotland League Creetown were defeated 6-3 by Lochar Thistle, with Irvine scoring a double and Landers scoring a single for the home side.

Fleet Star and Mid-Annandale shared the points in a 1-1 draw at Garries Park. Following a goalless first half, the home side took the lead 10 minutes after the break from a Corey Thomson free kick from the edge of the 18-yard box. Seven minutes later substitute Ally Sloan squared the match to complete the scoring.

Abbey Vale were well beaten by Wigtown and Bladnoch in the quarter-final of the League Cup, going down 10-1. The visitors were three goals to the good by the break through Adam Dougan, Jamie McHarrie and Ian Millar. In the second half, Robert Jamieson scored a double along with Jamie McHarrie, while Michael Connelly and Dean Agnew added singles. Vale’s Michael Love scored an own goal as he attempted to clear while Conner Robb headed a consolation in the 69th minute.

Heston Rovers secured a semi-final place by beating Nithsdale Wanderers 2-0 at Palmerston Park. The home side went ahead after only seven minutes when a pass from Gary Tweedie found Grant Learmont, who set up Russell Jardine with a tap in from six yards. There were no further goals until 15 minutes from the end of the match when a Craig Adamson free kick found Sean Kevan who fired home for goal number two.

Heston Rovers manager Raymond Boyd said after the match: “We knew Nithsdale would be much tighter today and it was a matter of time until we broke them down. We had loads of possession but didn’t create too many clear-cut chances due to deep defensive work from the visitors. In the end, though, it was a comfortable win for us and more importantly that’s us through to the semi-final.”

St Cuthbert Wanderers played their cup tie at Hospital Park against Crichton but still managed to beat the Dumfries side 5-2. A double from Saints’ Calum MacLean was countered by a single from Jak Dingwall to send the teams in at the break with Saints holding a slender lead. After the restart Craig Rudd scored a double before Darren Johnstone pulled another back for Crichton but Phil Middlemass ensured victory for the Kirkcudbright side with a fifth goal as Saints went nap.

Results from Saturday, September 21

William Hill Scottish Cup

Newton Stewart 3 Fort William 1

South of Scotland League

Creetown 3 Lochar Thistle 6

Fleet Star 1 Mid-Annandale 1

South of Scotland League Cup quarter-finals

Abbey Vale 1 Wigtown and Bladnoch 10

Heston Rovers 2 Nithsdale Wanderers 0

St Cuthbert Wanderers 5 Crichton 2