WATCH qualified for their 15th Scottish Cup final with an overwhelming victory against South Camlachie on Sunday at Duncansfield Park, Kilsyth.
Campsie Black Watch................ 4
South Camlachie YP................. 0
Scottish Cup Semi Final
Watch went ahead in the 30th minute when a Kennedy pass down the right to Aitken saw the striker cross for McIlroy, whose header beat keeper Cuthbert.
Camlachie used the ball well, with the midfield trying hard to open up the Watch defence, but it was a hopeless task. It was 2-0 in the 37th minute when keeper Martin Storey’s kick down the left saw Cairney play in Prentice.
A cheeky back heel into the path of McGeough allowed the midfielder to place the ball behind keeper Cuthbert.
Blackies were now causing Camlachie defenders many anxious moments and it could easily have been 3-0 in the 40th minute when, from a Hutton pass, Cairney saw his shot hit the side netting.
Watch went 3-0 in front in the 48th minute. The ball went from full-back Meechan to McGeough, his perfect pass then went to Cairney, who found Aitken and he cleverly netted from yards out.
It was becoming too much for a tired looking Camlachie and Black Watch players were now showing quality in their play with fine inter-passing.
Camlachie raids were few and when they did attack they found Storey, Kennedy, McLaren and Meechan in fine form.
Blackies’ passage to another final was complete in the 80th minute after clever play from Whiteford, Woodlock and Prentice saw the ball played to Cairney, who volleyed past Culbard. The hard work put in throughout the season is paying dividends for a quality Black Watch side.
Scottish Cup officials were delighted with the large crowd that attended the game. Kilsyth Rangers are to be congratulated for the effort they put in to make the game worthy of this important occasion. Watch now await the winners of the semi-final tie between Falkirk and Harmony Row, played this Sunday at Falkirk Stadium with a 1pm kick-off.
Watch: M Storey, R Kennedy, G McLaren, J Darroch, G Meechan, C McIlroy, P McGeough, G Hutton, N Prentice, D Cairney, S Aitken, W Whiteford, P Woodlock, A Culbard, A Graham, G Watt, P O’Connor.
Watch play Harestanes in a league game away on Saturday – 2pm kick-off.
Tote numbers for Saturday were 12 and 33. There was one winner, who receives £150.
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