Cupar Hearts 7-1 Burntisland United
Goals galore as Hearts book themselves into the 3rd round.
Saturday 30th September 2017.
Scottish Cup 2nd Round.
Cupar Hearts were in Scottish Cup action when they welcomed unbeaten Kingdom of Fife Championship League leaders Burntisland United to the Duffus Park.
Hearts were expecting a tough challenge but dominated straight from the whistle and enjoyed the majority of possession.
The deadlock wasn’t broken until the 37th minute when a drive by Gary Brown was finished with a nutmeg to beat ‘keeper Craig Downie.
Two minutes into the second half Cupar doubled their lead when a good run by Paul Laurie saw his shot parried away by the ‘keeper but Andy Wainwright was on hand to convert the rebound.
Four minutes later a quick double by Gordon McKinnon saw Hearts cruising at 4-0. His first came after a long run and saw him fire into the far corner from the edge of the box. Then Grant Blyth did well to win the ball and cross which was deflected off of Paul Laurie and Gordon McKinnon scored from close range.
Hearts introduced substitutes Kyle Watson, Lee Sibanda and Scott McKay with 20 minutes remaining and all three managed to get themselves onto the scoresheet.
An Aaron Leadbetter cross found Kyle Watson who toe poked the ball into the net from the near corner for goal number five.
Player- manager Lee Sibanda was not to miss out on a goal and he did well to get himself one on one with the ‘keeper and finished with a cheeky chip.
Cupar were disappointed to lose out on a clean sheet with 10 minutes remaining. A mazy run by Mark James saw him easily beat Jason Inglis in the home sticks.
The home side had time for one more though after some excellent play by Jakub Dobes and Lee Sibanda to set up Scott McKay who finished the move in style.
In the end it was an easy win for Hearts who booked themselves into the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup.
Ceres Butchers Meat tray winner was Grant Blyth (Cupar Hearts).
Cupar Hearts: Inglis, McInroy, Murdoch, Blyth, McKinnon, Wainwright, K. Brown, Sutherland, G. Brown, Laurie and Pennington. Subs: Sibanda, Watson, Dobes, McKay and Leadbetter.