Two goals in as many minutes sent Arbroath on their way to a fourth-round tie with Celtic after easing aside Inverurie Locos in their Scottish Cup replay.

Fans had to wait until the 16th minute for the first meaningful opportunity of the match.

But Steven Park was unable to find the target for the Highland League visitors with his 25-yard strike.

However, it was Second Division side Arbroath who opened the scoring after 36 minutes, when Brian Kerr fired a sensational 30-yard effort into the bottom-left corner of the goal.

And the hosts were celebrating again only two minutes later after a close-range strike from Derek Holmes put one foot in the next round for Arbroath.

Steven Doris made it three just after half time with an effort from a similar distance.

Things got worse for the Locies when they had Neil McLean dismissed for serious foul play.

However, Neil Gauld was able to pick up a last-minute consolation for the visitors as their Cup campaign came to an end.

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