DALRY THISTLE 1 GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 1 (@ Newlandsfield, Glasgow)
(Dalry win 5-3 pens)
Following the postponment of the replay at Merksworth last week due to a waterlogged pitch the game was moved to Newslandsfield - a pitch which only a few weeks ago had also been waterlogged when the Glens were due to face Pollok.
With goalkeeper Chris Fahey and right-back Gordon Moffat both unavailable for selection the Glens introduced new goalkeeper Stefan McCurley, signed earlier in the week, and reshuffled the back-four with Dougie Ramsay taking up the right back slot.
The Glens made the breakthrough in 25 minutes after Chris Zok shook off his marker at the right edge of the penalty box and floated the ball to the other end of the box where Paul McMullan ghosted in and rose to head the ball with great finesse back across goal out of reach of keeper Fraser and into the far corner of the net.
Both keepers then took turn about to prevent further goals with McCurley blocking Cusack and Fraser frustrating Craig Feroz the picks of the bunch.
Misfortune then came in a pack of three for the Glens with captain Willie Howie leaving the pitch, to be replaced by Danny O'Donnell; Feroz had a goal disallowed for offside and just before the break McMullan was shown a red card for an off the ball incident. Half-time Dalry 0 Glens 1
The Ayrshire District side didn't take long to make their numerical advantage count and within 7 minutes of the re-start the scores were level. The ball was played from deep on the left flank to Barry Fleeting who placed his well struck shot through a ruck a players only to be denied by McCurley, but George O'Malley was first to react to poke home the rebound. Soon after the injured Steven McGregor was replaced by Mark Quinn and the Glens back four was re-shuffled accordingly.
The game fell back into the same pattern as before with each side creating a number of chances. A Zok header flashed wide from 10 yards out and with 10 minutes remaining McCurley produced a first class save from Sanderson.
There was to be no further scoring until the ensuing penalty shoot-out.
Full time Dalry 1 Glens 1
Dalry dispatched each of their 5 spot-kicks with some some style. For the Glens Quinn, Zok and Andy Gow were successful while Jamie Doyle had his attempt saved by the feet of Fraser,
Glenafton Athletic: McCurley; Ramsay, Gow, McGregor (Quinn), Merrilees; Doyle, Howie (O'Donnell), Cameron, McMullan; Feroz, Zok