Kerse United progressed to the fifth round of the Inspiresport Scottish Youth Cup with a 4-2 victory over Glenburn MW. A hat-trick from Euan Wilson and a goal from Calum Watson sealed the home side their progression in the competition. Glenburn went ahead twice with goals from Cameron Jess and Sean Strickland, but the visitors came up short and bowed out at the fourth-round stage.
Kerse started the stronger and almost opened the scoring within five minutes. Aidan Cathcart released Euan Wilson through on goal, he knocked the ball past William Wallace in the Glenburn goal and looked to have an open goal to tap the ball into, but the striker was thwarted by Sam Robson who came up with a last-ditch tackle to stop his side going behind.
Kerse then went close again with efforts from Mason Binnie and Warren Furness, which never troubled Glenburn keeper Wallace.
However, Wallace was called into action in the next sequence of play, when Binnie collected the ball on the right-hand side and dribbled into the box and past the defence but his effort at goal was saved well by Wallace down to his right.
On 22 minutes, with their first real chance of the game, Glenburn took the lead. Rhys Ritchie did well to hold off his markers 35 yards from and play a ball through for Cameron Jess who collected the pass in the box and had a shot on goal which was well saved by Kerse's Thomas Kay, but the ball ricocheted off of one of his near by defenders and trickled into the net to give the away side the lead.
Ten minutes later. Kerse United were level. A good pass from the left wing by Calum Watson through the Glenburn back line for Euan Wilson who allowed Wallace to come out of his goal and the striker poked it past him to equalise not long before half time.