Bonnyton Thistle have won the Central Ayrshire Supplementary Cup after a 4-0 victory over West Kilbride 99s.
Thistle took the game by the scruff of the neck in the early stages, with Ciaran Perry capitalising on a loose header to run through on Ross Jack in the West Kilbride goal. The keeper made a good save and forced Perry out to the byline where he managed to get in a cross to the back post for Callum Ramsey who almost opened the scoring but for a good defensive block.
Ramsey was involved again shortly after, playing through Owen McGhee who took the ball round Jack, but finding himself too wide to shoot, he retained his composure and passed back across goal to Perry who scuffed his shot just wide.
Involved in everything good that Bonnyton were doing, Ramsey had to watch as his shot from just inside the box was deflected narrowly over the bar by the covering Liam Cunningham.
It was Bonnyton with the pressure and chances but they were just missing that killer touch. It arrived halfway through the first period when a tough Callum Boyle tackle turned into a great through ball for Perry. He cut inside, beat two men into the box and unselfishly laid it off for McGhee who stroked it into the bottom corner to open the scoring.
West Kilbride cannot have many complaints as they were struggling to deal with Bonnyton’s pace up front and it was that pace that led to the second goal of the game moments later. Jamie Knight released Perry and this time he took it on his own and, bearing down on Jack, stayed calm to finish past the goalkeeper’s left.
With Bonnyton pushing for the third, West Kilbride had Christopher Stillie to thank for clearing Knight’s header off the line from a corner. But it was only a brief respite as Bonnyton scored an excellent goal to make it 3-0.It was all about McGhee who first produced a silky turn to create the space then put Perry through on the goalkeeper with a no-look reverse pass that took the defence out of the game. Perry took the chance with aplomb, burying it in the top corner.
That was the end of the scoring in the first half, much to the relief of West Kilbride who were desperate to regroup and try again. The Bonnyton attack were causing a lot of problems and it was almost one-way traffic, particularly down the wings where their pace was devastating West Kilbride.