Antonine have progressed to the third round of the Central Regional Cup with a 5-0 win over East Stirlingshire on Sunday morning.
Goals from Daniel Hamilton, Adam Boyle, Liam Manley and two from Scott Hutton sealed the win for the hosts.
Both teams started well on a surface not conducive to the teams’ respective passing games, and the home side took the lead just five minutes in.
Daniel Hamilton picked the ball up out on the right and drove into the box before slotting the ball under East Stirlingshire goalkeeper Mark Gordon to give Antonine an early 1-0 lead.
High on confidence from his goal, Hamilton drove down the right once more. He fired the ball across the face of goal for Owen Gallagher to shoot from the six yard box, but Gordon got down well to hold the ball.
Eleven minutes into the game, East Stirlingshire almost equalised through a ‘stramash’. Ciaran Barr had two bites at the cherry, before Jay Buist’s effort was gathered by Antonine goalkeeper Andrew Carroll.
On twenty four minutes, Antonine doubled their lead. A perfectly weighted through ball was played into the path of striker Adam Boyle, who duly thumped the ball past Gordon to put his side 2-0 up.
Two minutes later, Antonine tripled their lead thanks to Scott Hutton. A corner on the right wasn’t held by Gordon and Hutton was on hand to stab the ball home.
Shortly before the half hour mark, the visitors made a substitution - Andrew Boyd replacing Barr.
6 minutes before half time, Antonine were awarded a penalty kick after Boyd was adjudged to have tackled from behind. Despite the visitors protestations, referee James Gallagher pointed to the spot. Liam Manley stepped up and sent Gordon the wrong way to ensure Antonine went into the break with a four goal cushion.