Scottish Cup - Third Round - Replay
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East Kilbride 2-1 Stenhousemuir

East Kilbride celebrate their Scottish Cup replay victory
East Kilbride celebrate their Scottish Cup replay victory

Jack Smith's heroic double thrust Lowland League East Kilbride into uncharted Scottish Cup territory at the expense of League One Stenhousemuir.

The Kilby striker hit the winner in the first half of extra time after the third round replay finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Stenny down to 10 men.

It was an identical finish to his early opener but Colin McMenamin had headed the visitors level before the break.

East Kilbride face Lothian Thistle or Huntly in the fourth round.

Their replay takes place at Ainslie Park on Monday night after it fell victim to weather conditions on Saturday.

Kilby took the lead just a few minutes into the encounter at K Park, where swirling wind and rain wreaked havoc throughout.

Craig Hastings threaded a pass for the lightening quick Smith, who took a touch before firing past Stenny goalkeeper Jamie Barclay and into the far corner.

In similar fashion to the 2-2 draw these sides had at Ochilview last weekend, the Warriors took a while to settle but equalised when McMenamin rose to head in at the far post.

Stenny defender Ewan Murray made a great clearance from another Smith effort and Jason Scotland blasted a free-kick wide for the visitors.

The East Kilbride dressing room party in full swing
The East Kilbride dressing room party in full swing

Midway through the second half East Kilbride were boosted by the dismissal of Stenny winger Alan Cook for two bookings.

That gave Kilby the impetus going into extra time and it was Hastings again who cleverly played in Smith to direct a shot into the same corner.

Smith, son of former Airdrie and Dunfermline striker Andy Smith, was booked for removing his shirt in the middle of Storm Desmond to celebrate, but that was the least of his worries.

More concerning was Stuart Malcolm hitting the bar with a header that almost brought Stenny level.

However, East Kilbride prevailed and a pitch invasion at the full time whistle summed up the joy of their Scottish Cup journey.

Line-ups

East Kilbride

  • 1McGinley
  • 2Lachlan
  • 4HowieBooked at 70mins
  • 5Russell
  • 3CollBooked at 91mins
  • 6Winter
  • 8McBride
  • 10Smith
  • 11BradySubstituted forGormleyat 103'minutes
  • 9SmithBooked at 101minsSubstituted forGebbieat 115'minutes
  • 7Hastings

Substitutes

  • 12Gormley
  • 14Gebbie
  • 15Morris
  • 16Templeton
  • 25Kean

Stenhousemuir

  • 1Barclay
  • 2MeechanBooked at 76mins
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5MurrayBooked at 89mins
  • 3PatersonBooked at 116mins
  • 7GilhaneySubstituted forSmallat 75'minutes
  • 6Robertson
  • 8Millar
  • 11CookBooked at 82mins
  • 9McMenamin
  • 10Scotland

Substitutes

  • 12McCormack
  • 14Monaghan
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16Stirling
  • 18Small
  • 19Mazana-Martinez
  • 20Gould
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
488

Match Stats

Home TeamEast KilbrideAway TeamStenhousemuir
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, East Kilbride 2, Stenhousemuir 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, East Kilbride 2, Stenhousemuir 1.

Attempt missed. Martin McBride (East Kilbride) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jim Paterson (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean Winter (East Kilbride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jim Paterson (Stenhousemuir).

Substitution

Substitution, East Kilbride. Kris Gebbie replaces Jack Smith.

Foul by Jack Smith (East Kilbride).

Lewis Small (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Jack Smith (East Kilbride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir).

Second Half Extra Time begins East Kilbride 2, Stenhousemuir 1.

First Half Extra Time ends, East Kilbride 2, Stenhousemuir 1.

Euan Murray (Stenhousemuir) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Barry Russell.

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Craig Howie.

Attempt missed. Stuart Malcolm (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Matthew McGinley.

Attempt saved. Stuart Malcolm (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ross Smith (East Kilbride).

Jon Robertson (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Kilbride. Liam Gormley replaces Anthony Brady.

Goal!

Goal! East Kilbride 2, Stenhousemuir 1. Jack Smith (East Kilbride) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Hastings.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matthew McGinley (East Kilbride) because of an injury.

Booking

Bernard Coll (East Kilbride) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bernard Coll (East Kilbride).

Jon Robertson (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

First Half Extra Time begins East Kilbride 1, Stenhousemuir 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Kilbride 1, Stenhousemuir 1.

Attempt missed. Jack Smith (East Kilbride) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Martin McBride (East Kilbride).

Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Euan Murray (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Craig Hastings (East Kilbride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Euan Murray (Stenhousemuir).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ross Smith (East Kilbride) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Martin McBride (East Kilbride) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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