IN PICTURES - Football: Rothesay Brandane 1, Balmore Amateurs 4

A first half horror show sent Rothesay Brandane crashing to defeat in their last home match of the 2013-14 season on Saturday.

Alasdair Macredy took advantage of an error to give Balmore the advantage in the 16th minute, knocking the ball into the net after the Brandanes’ goalkeeper William Lawrence opted to try and deal with a weak shot by using his feet rather than his hands and was unable to keep control.

Dane Williamson looks for a way round a Balmore defender during the Lanarkshire side's 4-1 Caledonian League victory in Rothesay on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Dane Williamson looks for a way round a Balmore defender during the Lanarkshire side's 4-1 Caledonian League victory in Rothesay on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

The home side were level three minutes later when James Sprowl met a Sean Lawrence cross with a powerful header, captain Wes Pattison appearing to get the final touch just as the ball crossed the line.

But within another three minutes the Lanarkshire side were back in front, Steven Patrick converting a penalty awarded after Kyle Pattison bundled over Leon Gibb inside the area.

Patrick added his second when he curled a sweet free kick around the Danes’ defensive wall, and James Moore made it 4-1 six minutes before the break with the best goal of the bunch, a 30-yard effort into the top corner after a Lawrence goal kick fell straight at his feet.

Balmore went on to dominate the second half but were at least prevented from scoring again - though that was cold comfort for the Brandanes as they tumbled to their heaviest home defeat of the campaign.