A thrilling Scottish Cup first round clash between EK Burgh and Bonnybridge YFC took place at the Jock Stein Centre in Hamilton, with EK running out winners in a 7-6 goal-fest.
With the game level at 5-5 heading into the final 15 minutes, two quick-fire goals from EK put them in control before a late consolation gave BonnyBridge hope at the death.
Hat-tricks for either side through Alex Fish and Ross Buchanan was only part of the story in a ding-dong encounter that looked as though it was getting away from EK for large spells.
Both sides cancelled each other out well in the opening 10 minutes, but it was Bonnybridge that stormed into life in the first half with three quick-fire goals.
Elliot Bullough's deep free-kick was missed by the EK defence, with Neil Mackie waiting at the back post to nod home.
EK were then getting caught out too often through the impressive movement of Buchanan, who constantly got in behind on a number of occasions.
The striker bagged a brace in three minutes as he lashed home a high effort into the net when one-on-one, before cooly sliding another shot past Matthew Todd for 3-0.
EK hit right back. A deep cross from a Luke McNeill free-kick was nodded back across goal by Murray McLoy. Fish was waiting to pounce with a clinical right-footed effort that found the bottom left-hand corner.
The goal brought about a short period of pressure from EK. Fish was working well up front and trying to make moves. He nearly got in between the defence and goalkeeper before sliding at the final moment, whilst Adam Wilson had a header well blocked by Josh Rankin.
Buchanan continued to look menacing on the counter for BonnyBridge despite the EK resurgence. He again got the run on the Burgh defence before lashing wide, with his movement continuing to cause EK all sorts of problems.
Frustratingly for EK, they lost another goal from a free-kick to the back post. This time Danny Noble rose to put Bonnybridge three ahead once again.
Yet EK refused to go in at the break with that deficit, and Fish was alert to latch onto a loose ball, run in and dink a lovely finish over Nathan Cowan to reduce Bonnybridge's lead to two before the break.