Easthouse's progressed to the Quarter Finals of the John McConnell Memorial Cup after a goal fest against a brave Craigroyston side.
The visitors could have easily just forfeited the cup tie when their squad was depleted with last minute call offs and no shows which left them only being able to field ten players but to their credit the Craigie lads wanted to go ahead and play the game.
This cup tie was effectively over after thirty minutes but Craigroyston could be proud of their efforts at the full time whistle.
The home side kicked off and the first half chance of the game fell to Craigroyston when they were awarded a indirect free kick one minute into the game on the left hand side about 23 yards out.
Matthew Delworth stepped up but his long ball into the box floated out harmlessly at the back post.
Easthouses opened the scoring with only three minutes on the clock when Reece Wyllie latched onto a loose ball 10 yards out and found the right hand corner with his finish.
Wyllie was involved in several of Easthouses next chances when after wriggling about in the box with the ball at his feet he managed to get his shot away five yards out which saw Omid Partovi having to react quickly to save low down.
Then Wyllie became creator when he played the ball out to Michael Sargent and his cross come shot was fumbled by the Craigie keeper but he collected at the second attempt.
Joseph Queen was causing all sorts of problems for Craigroyston with his pace down the right hand side and this led to a good chance for Sargent to double the lead but he just was inches away from making contact at the back post from Queen's cross.
Craigroyston were working extremely hard in defence and Delworth made a super tackle to halt another Easthouses attack.
The home side increased their lead on 11 minutes when Queen again used his pace down the right side and crossed a long ball into the back post area and this time Sargent made no mistake and headed home from a yard out.
Partovi came to his Craigie's rescue when he got down to save Morgan Rutherford's shot from six yards out.
It was all one way traffic towards the Craigroyston goal and with the home side's pace all over the field especially down the flanks they looked to hit the visitors on the break at every opportunity.
Sargent now became the provider for Queen to get in on the goal scoring when he played a perfect weighted ball into Queen path and from the right hand side of the box he fired the ball into the left hand corner in the 22nd minute leaving Partovi with no chance.
Craigroyston's heads never went down and Craigie's Stuart Ainslie tested Anderson really for the first time in the game with a good strike but the keeper made a good stop.
Wyllie got his second and Easthouses fourth when Partovi saved well with his feet from the initial Easthouses shot but the ball was picked up 20 yards out by Wyllie who played a lovely ball over the top of the advancing defenders and keeper to find the back of the net with 24 minutes gone.
The Craigroyston keeper was a a busy man and was called into action again firstly saving well from Daniel Gallacher then saved brilliantly a from Wyllie who after latching onto a long ball tried to lobe Partovi who done well to collect the ball above his head.
Cole Allen looked like he would be next to test Partovi but the two Craigroyston centre backs did well to combine to stop his advancement but it was not long before Partovi was having to pick the ball out his net again.
The match was over as a contest just after the half hour mark when Gallacher got in on the act for Easthouses and finished well directing his shot into the left hand corner.
Many side's would have just crumbled but not Craigroyston's ten men and they got their reward for their efforts when Kyle Collins got a goal back for the visitors firing a powerful low driven shot across Anderson into the far corner.
Unfortunately Craigroyston's joy did not last long as straight from the restart Sargent picked up the ball and drove down the left channel and played in a wonderful low driven cross which Wyllie side footed into the net from four yards out to claim a first half hat-trick.
A long ball played forward by Craigie saw Anderson having to be alert to get out to clear the ball before Ainslie got there.
Morgan Rutherford created a good scoring opportunity but put his shot wide but made up for it right on half time when he picked the ball up from midfield and after driving in on goal calmly slotted the ball past Partovi.