Stirling University vs Linlithgow Thistle

East of Scotland Cup
January 18, 2014
Score: 1 - 2

Match Report

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Thistle booked their place in the Quarter Finals of the East of Scotland Cup with a resounding away defeat of Stirling University.  

With little chances created at both ends, Thistle went into the break 1-0 down to their Stirling & District AFA Premier opponents. 

However, it was the second half that saw Thistle dominate, with periods of excellent posession and numerous opportunities, including striking the post and one-on-one chances with the keeper.

It took sheer class to eventually break the home side’s rearguard.  Gary Mitchell swerved in a glorious strike 25 yards from goal on 60 mins.  This reward certainly galvanised Jim Anderson’s team. 

However, it took until the 87th minute for the winning goal to come.  A fantastic team-effort goal, built from defence, culminating in a Jamie McLean cross and poacher’s finish by Heeps, sealed the victory for Thistle.