Football: Brandanes outclassed in West Cup tie

Chris Lawrence gets a pass away under pressure during Rothesay Brandane's 7-1 home defeat in the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday.

Chris Lawrence gets a pass away under pressure during Rothesay Brandane's 7-1 home defeat in the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday.

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Rothesay Brandane AFC exited the West of Scotland Cup at the first round stage on Saturday after crashing to a 7-1 defeat at home to Colville Park.

The locals were thoroughly outclassed in every department by their Lanarkshire visitors, who lost out in the final of both the West of Scotland Cup and the Scottish Amateur Cup last season and are the reigning Central Scottish AFL Premier Division champions.

Highlight of the day for the visitors was the five-goal haul for striker David McKay, whose first-half hat-trick effectively ended the match as a contest with less than half an hour on the clock.

The Danes briefly rallied at the start of the second period, but three further goals in a nine-minute spell - two for McKay, one the slightest touch on a net-bound Michael Kerr shot, and one for substitute Kirk Forbes - doubled the visitors’ advantage against a by now thoroughly dispirited Rothesay outfit.

Michael McGarry headed Colville Park’s seventh five minutes from the end, although the Brandanes did at least have the consolation of the last word, Eddie Lench firing a screamer past visiting keeper Jordan Longmuir in the second minute of stoppage time.