Cove Boys Club sealed a local derby against Banks O’Dee Albion in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup after a 2-0 victory at home to Erskine Youth. Goals from Liam Duthie and McKenzie Gove were enough to put the Aberdeen side through.
Erskine might be mid table in the Paisley and Johnstone District League however they showed enough in this game that they are in a false position in their respective league. Cove has a strong home record and this result maintained that.
The hosts got a breakthrough with just a minute and a half on the clock after a ball from Josh Robb was found by Liam Duthie unmarked who volleyed home a fine finish to give Cove the best possible start.
Erskine then tried to put level just a couple of minutes later through Andrew Wilson after he got past the Cove defence before giving himself a clear cut opening however his effort was saved by Lloyd Sharp in the hosts goal.
Ramsay Davidson then tried to double Coves advantage with a smashing free kick in the 22nd minute however unfortunately for himself and Cove his forceful free kick smacked off the bar and the visitors cleared to safety.
Cove were very dangerous going forward and another chance gone begging for the hosts with a ball from Robb finding Charlie Rothnie who was clean through on goal however his effort just went wide.