Football: Rothesay fall at first Scottish Cup hurdle

Action from Rothesay Brandane's 1-0 home defeat to Glasgow University in the first round of the Scottish Amateur Cup on Saturday, October 5.
Action from Rothesay Brandane's 1-0 home defeat to Glasgow University in the first round of the Scottish Amateur Cup on Saturday, October 5.

Rothesay Brandane were knocked out of the Scottish Amateur Cup on Saturday after a 1-0 defeat at home to Glasgow University.

Marc Hunter’s header midway through the second half was enough for the visitors to secure a thoroughly deserved place in the second round draw as the Rothesay men fell to a third successive defeat.

The Brandanes were fortunate to reach the interval still on level terms, with only a couple of fine saves by keeper William Lawrence preventing Andrew Russell opening the scoring for the visitors.

The Danes, however, were a much better prospect after the break following three substitutions by coach Jimmy Lilley, with Sean Lawrence, Alistair Storrie and Gavin McLean all coming on, and Lawrence sent a glancing header just wide of goal barely a minute into the second half.

Mark Solley saw his fierce drive crack off the underside of the bar for the visitors on 66 minutes, but the students had better luck three minutes later when Hunter rose unchallenged at the back post to head fellow substitute Loic Villard’s corner into the net for what would prove to be the game’s only goal.