Hares on the march in Scottish Cup

Football update
Football update

SS Peter & Paul 2

Harestanes 5

Harestanes continued their progress in the Scottish Cup with a well-earned victory in frozen Dundee.

An hour-and-a-half bus journey, a high and freezing wind, a heavy, muddy, bumpy pitch and the, at times, whiteout blizzard were hardly ideal conditions for the fast passing football the Hares like to play.

Harestanes got off to an ideal start that settled any nerves and put the onus onto the home side. They had to abandon any game plan they had and press forward if they wanted any chance to stay in the cup.

In the first five minutes Harestanes were two to the good.

The first came in the third minute curtesy of the Fitzsimmons goal machine. Welsh played a free to Broadfoot who skipped passed two defenders and delivered into the box.The defence failed to clear, Fitzsimmons belted into from eighteen yards.

In the fifth minute Broadfoot scored the second with a mazy into the box and a low shot in at the near-side left post.

The home side did have a shot on goal which came close but Harestanes were dominating the play.

Fitzsimmons was again in position for the third when McClune crossed from the right for him to rise and place a commanding header into the net.

SSP&P pulled one back at the start of the second half. A corner was sent in, no-one cleared and their forward managed to get the ball into the net.

Cawley collected the fourth when he got a foot into a scrambled and knocked the ball into the net.

The home side again came back with a low free-kick through the wall and into the left.

Oliver scored the final goal for Harestanes with a powerful header from a corner kick.

A very good performance by Harestanes in very difficult conditions. They next have to travel to Aberdeen for the next round.

Harestanes Tote: 0ne winner - £50.