First division Musselburgh Windsor comfortably beat second division Gala Fairydean Rovers to progress to the third round of the Ken Ritchie Cup, where they will face their own second team.
They dominated from start to finish but Gala performed well against strong opposition. They defended resolutely in the first half to keep the score to 2-0 at half time. Kieron Butler in the Gala goal also made numerous saves to contribute to this.
And commendably they continued to try and pass out from the back despite heavy pressure from the Windsor attackers.
The first goal arrived after only four minutes. Josh Campbell broke down the right before cooly slotting across Butler.
Jack Main hit the post shortly after and Butler made a terrific double save from Ben Gearty and Main.
But the keeper was helpless when Musselburgh scored a second in freak fashion. Jack Dickson’s attempted cross from the left sailed high over him and in.
The assault on Fairydean Rovers’ goal then stopped, with the defence organised by Adam Moffat keeping the men in blue at bay.
In fact, it took Gala getting a shot on goal and allowing Windsor a counter attack before Butler had anything more to do. Bryce Ormiston’s shot was dealt with and they broke quickly up the right wing. Main passed across goal for Gearty but Butler saved with his foot.
Main then passed up another chance, dinking into the keeper’s hands after good set up play from Adam Clark.