Having lost the SFA South Region Cup Final last season to East Kilbride it was sweet revenge for the Colts as they knocked out the cup holders. The Colts were fired up and were showing a desire to work their opponents; it was a scrappy affair however with a number of petty stoppages compounded by a very fussy referee with yellow cards being brandished for minor infringements. The game was being played in the midfield of the pitch with very little opportunities being created as both sides cancelled each other out. The best chance of the half fell to the visitors midway through the half when the ball was worked down the left, a deep cross to the back post was misjudged by the Colts defender allowing the EK man a clear shot at goal inside the six yard box, fortunately for the Colts he contrived to hit the bar, Fahey was called into action shortly after when he saved a low range effort low down to his right. For the Colts the closest they came was a header from a corner by Kerr headed over. The half was played out will little more to shout about
Half-Time : 0-0
The second half was a bit more entertaining as both side went for the all important opening goal and within ten minutes the Colts got what turned out to be the all important goal, Homes curled in a fantastic cross from the right which was met by Mortimer resigned that afternoon on loan from Queens Park at the back post he headed the ball back across the goal past the keeper into the net. This was a real injection for the home side, and they were unlucky not to extend their lead when a Mortimer shot from inside the box narrowly went wide of the keeper's right-hand post. As the half progressed the visitors began to through men forward leaving their rearguard thin and the Colts should have done better on a couple of counter attacks. EK were pushing for the equaliser however much of their procession was outside the box and Fahey was rarely called into action and when he was he look assured and determined to keep a clean sheet. EK's best opportunity came as the game draw to a close when a loose ball in the box fell to an EK, but unfortunately for the visitors he was unable to keep his shot on goal down and the ball rebounded off the bar and over. The referee was again the centre of attention some questionable decision making this also resulted in him brandish his yellow card time and time again in a game which was never at anytime over . The Colts showed a resilience to close out the game and deservedly progress into the 3rd round.