Macron Scottish Junior Cup



BANKIES cruised into the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup with a dominant performance against Ardeer.

Early on, Lee McClymont headed on for Gordon Wilson but his shot dribbled into the goalie's hands.

Jordan Ryan then had a shot held by the keeper following a cross from Stevie McLelland. With seven minutes played, John McWilliam played a long goal kick into Ryan but his lob cleared the bar as the Bankies really turned up the pressure.

Two minutes later the hosts went ahead through some route one football as McWilliam kicked long for Gordon Wilson, who knocked on to Jordan Ryan and he finished low past the Ardeer goalie.

In 14 minutes it was 2-0 and this time McClymont played in Jordan Ryan who was in acres of space and comfortably finished past the goalie.

Seven minutes later, Ryan completed his hat-trick, sneaking in between the Ardeer defence and flicking a McWilliam kick past the Ardeer keeper, He then hit the post moments later as the Bankies threatened to run away with the tie.

McClymont broke away up the wing before playing in Ryan who was closed down by the keeper. However he managed to get the ball back to McClymont, whose shot dribbled narrowly wide. In 34 minutes it looked a certain fourth as Wilson played in Euan Smith who burst past the defence and squared to Ryan for a tap in but he stumbled over the ball and it ran out of play. Near the end of the half Ardeer had their first real chance, but the striker fired well over the bar.

The second half was five minutes old when Bankies scored a fourth. Euan Smith intercepted a pass in midfield before picking out Ryan, who finished well past the Ardeer goalie.

In 54 minutes Tommy Sloan headed off the outside of the post as the Bankies' dominance continued.

In 72 minutes it was 5-0 as Stevie McLelland burst through into the box before being brought down, Adam Lawrie stepped up to slam home the penalty. Ardeer fired over the bar from a tight angle on a rare foray forward. The Bankies had another few chances at the end of the half but didn't convert any more.

ANNBANK UNITED: McWilliam; Sloan, McCrone, Orr, Scobie, Smith, Taylor, McLelland, Ryan, McClymont, Wilson.