Mariners crash out of Emirates Scottish Cup

Camelon’s hopes of Scottish Cup glory are over for another year after a disappointing show in Rutherglen.

The Mariners were defeated 3-1 on a miserable afternoon at the Clyde Gateway Stadium.

They started the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup quarter final brightly with Colin Allison looking sharp in attack, but the Mariners failed to trouble Kevin Bell in the Glens goal for the entire 90 minutes.

The most he had to do first half was punch clear an Eamonn Fullerton free-kick and watch a Kevin Kelbie effort sail wide.

Camelon were given a warning from a Ross Ballantyne set-piece and failed to heed that before Andy Neil forced home the opener on 20 minutes.

The visitors fell further behind just three minutes later out of the blue when Brett Agnew’s tame right-wing shot caught Michael Watson unawares and skidded into the net.

That prompted Camelon boss Danny Smith into action and he switched Callan Kerr for Mark Gillespie.

Another switch at the break saw Fullerton replaced by Gary Brass but ther Mariners were struggling to break down a tough tackling Glencairn side. The home side went further ahead on 68 minutes with a clever 30 yard lob from Sean McGuire and though Andy McGowan prodded in a consolation with seven minutes to go, the Mariners couldn’t get close to the side from South Lanarkshire.

Elsewhere Dunipace thumped Neilston 5-1 after leading 2-1 at the break.