Last year's semi finalists Fauldhouse United saw off Fairmuir in the Third Round of the Scottish Cup. Kyle Wilcox grabbed a goal in both halves before Ben McGee found the net in the dying minutes, confirming the Edinburgh sides place in the Fourth Round.
The first chance of the game came the way of the hosts after just five minutes. Ryan Scobie’s corner was met by an unmarked Finlay Scott, but the winger’s header was headed off the line by Fauldhouse skipper Alex Robertson. Moments later, Fauldhouse went close through Elliot Ferrier’s header.
Fairmuir were taking the game to Fauldhouse, trying to press the ball high up the pitch. The hosts were nearly ahead just after the half hour mark. Scobie’s in-swinging nearly caught out Fauldhouse keeper Mathew Craig, but the Fauldhouse keeper did well to claw the ball away for a corner.
Despite Fairmuir’s early pressure, it was Fauldhouse who took the lead. Ferrier’s long throw landed at the feet of Kyle Wilcox. The striker managed to keep the ball well under pressure from the Fairmuir defenders and squeezed the ball under Fairmuir keeper Rory McInally and into the net.
Thing nearly got better for the visitor’s moments later. Dhee Myint teed up Wilcox at the top of the box, but the striker’s tame effort was saved by McInally. As the half time whistle sounded, Fauldhouse were ahead, but Fairmuir certainly weren’t out of it.