Scottish Cup - Third Round
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Stenhousemuir 2-2 East Kilbride

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Scotland at Ochilview Park

Stuart Malcolm's last-minute header saved Stenhousemuir from being knocked out the Scottish Cup by Lowland League side East Kilbride,

Kilby went ahead through Bernard Coll's stunning left-foot strike before Sean Winter doubled the visitors' lead with a close-range header.

In atrocious rain and wind, Jason Scotland turned home from a corner to give Stenny a life-line.

Then Malcolm popped up to ensure a replay at K Park next Saturday.

When that equaliser went in, almost every East Kilbride player sank to their knees in despair at seeing the chance of taking a League One team's scalp fall through their fingers at the death.

Hope remains for the replay, but the fact that Malcolm dealt them the crucial blow was a sore one in itself.

East Kilbride's Sean Winter celebrates his goal
Sean Winter (left) put East Kilbride 2-0 ahead against Stenhousemuir

For the big centre-back had earlier appeared to foul Kilby striker Jack Smith in the box, but no penalty was awarded.

Smith's pace had been a constant nuisance to Brown Ferguson's men and the young forward - son of former Dunfermline Athletic striker Andy Smith - missed a brilliant opportunity to put East Kilbride 3-0 up earlier in the game.

Home fans hounded an experienced Stenny team - containing not only the former Dundee United striker Scotland but also ex-Tangerines winger Jim Paterson - until signs of a comeback were on in the final quarter of the match.

The Warriors did, indeed, fight their way back into the tie, but Kilby boss Billy Ogilvie will look to cause them more grief when the replay arrives.

Line-ups

Stenhousemuir

  • 1Gould
  • 2McCormackSubstituted forSmallat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4MalcolmBooked at 65mins
  • 5Meechan
  • 3Paterson
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 8Millar
  • 6StirlingSubstituted forRobertsonat 72'minutes
  • 11CookSubstituted forMarenghiat 72'minutes
  • 9McMenamin
  • 10Scotland

Substitutes

  • 12Murray
  • 14Henderson
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16Robertson
  • 17Barclay
  • 18Monaghan
  • 19Small

East Kilbride

  • 1McGinley
  • 2Lachlan
  • 5RussellBooked at 77mins
  • 4HowieBooked at 32mins
  • 3Coll
  • 7Hastings
  • 8McBride
  • 6WinterSubstituted forGebbieat 87'minutes
  • 11JohnstoneSubstituted forTempletonat 80'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forGormleyat 71'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Gormley
  • 14Templeton
  • 15Morris
  • 16Gebbie
  • 17Kerr
  • 25Kean
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
502

Match Stats

Home TeamStenhousemuirAway TeamEast Kilbride
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stenhousemuir 2, East Kilbride 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stenhousemuir 2, East Kilbride 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, East Kilbride. Conceded by Ross Meechan.

  4. Booking

    Lewis Small (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Small (Stenhousemuir).

  6. Post update

    Marc Templeton (East Kilbride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Stenhousemuir 2, East Kilbride 2. Stuart Malcolm (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin McMenamin.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Small (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin McBride (East Kilbride) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, East Kilbride. Kris Gebbie replaces Sean Winter.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mark Gilhaney (Stenhousemuir).

  12. Post update

    Marc Templeton (East Kilbride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Scotland (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Jason Scotland (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Martin McBride (East Kilbride).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, East Kilbride. Marc Templeton replaces Frazer Johnstone.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Scotland (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Booking

    Barry Russell (East Kilbride) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Barry Russell (East Kilbride).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Winter (East Kilbride) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.