A fantastic 68 goals were scored across Friday and Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup First Round matches.
Kicking things off on Friday, Auchinleck Talbot produced an emphatic performance live on BBC Scotland to beat Kelty Hearts 3-0. Goals from Craig McCracken, Keir Samson and Mark Shankland booked the Bot’s place in the Second Round.
65 of the 68 goals were scored on Saturday. Special mention must go to Broxburn Athletic, winning their first ever Scottish Cup match in dramatic fashion. A double from Zander Miller saw Broxburn heading for the break two goals for the good, before East Stirlingshire pulled one back shortly before the half-time whistle. With 85 minutes played, the Shire grabbed an equaliser – and the game looked like it was heading for a replay. Step up Zander Miller, hat-trick hero in injury time to seal a historic win for Broxburn Athletic.
While Penicuik Athletic were not making their debut, you would have to go back to 1890 to find their last win in the competition. Travelling to Cumbernauld Colts, the Cuickie produced a performance straight out of the top drawer to book their place in tomorrow’s Second Round draw. Goals from Aaron Somerville, Craig Stevenson, Arran Ponton, Sean Stewart and Sam Jones sealed a 5-1 win.
Nuff’ said. pic.twitter.com/OSNUjaqnQy— Penicuik Athletic (@PenicuikAth) September 21, 2019
Wick Academy faced the longest trip of the First Round, and it looked like it would be a happy journey back up the road as they enjoyed a two goal advantage over Inverurie Loco Works after the first 45 minutes. The Locos, however, switched it on in the second half; a Chris Angus hat-trick sealed a 3-2 win in a fine comeback.
Keep your eyes peeled across the Scottish Cup social media channels tomorrow for highlights from all of the games; one to look out for is the seven goal thriller as Caledonian Braves hosted Rothes; the visitors emerging as 4-3 winners.
Fort William have been making the headlines and the Twitter trending topics recently thanks to their form in getting rid of the unwanted ‘Worst Team in Britain’ tag – and that form continued in the William Hill Scottish Cup. A fantastic 5-0 win for the Fort at home to Vale of Leithen; only their second ever win in the competition.
✅Back to back home wins— Fort William FC (@FortWilliamFC) September 21, 2019
✅Second Ever Scottish Cup Win
✅First Scottish Cup won for 4 years
✅Robert Nevison first goal for the club
✅Jordan Andrew first goal for the club
✅Tied top scorers in the Scottish Cup First Round pic.twitter.com/KgNdooS0Z4
A bit of history was made for Strathspey Thistle; their 2-1 win over Lossiemouth marked their first ever victory in the Scottish Cup proper.
Two ties from the First Round will go to replays; Nairn County drew 0-0 with Clachnacuddin, while Spartans v Deveronvale finished one goal apiece. Both matches will be replayed on Saturday, 28 September at 3pm.
Second Round Draw
The draw for the Second Round of the 2019-20 William Hill Scottish Cup will take place on Sunday evening, live on BBC Scotland’s Sportscene.
Full William Hill Scottish Cup First Round Results
Broxburn Athletic 3-2 East Stirlingshire
Buckie Thistle 4-1 Civil Service Strollers
Caledonian Braves 3-4 Rothes
Cumbernauld Colts 1-5 Penicuik Athletic
Dalbeattie Star 1-3 Gala Fairydean Rovers
Edinburgh University 1-3 Lochee United
Forres Mechanics 1-4 Banks O’Dee
Fort William 5-0 Vale of Leithen
Fraserburgh 0-1 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Gretna 2008 1-0 Hill of Beath Hawthorn
Inverurie Loco Works 3-2 Wick Academy
Keith 2-3 University of Stirling
Linlithgow Rose 1-0 Huntly
Nairn County 0-0 Clachnacuddin
Spartans 1-1 Deveronvale
Strathspey Thistle 2-1 Lossiemouth
Turriff United 1-5 Formartine United