Bannockburn AFC...3

Drumchapel United...1

A professional and controlled performance from Bannockburn Amateur FC saw them run out 3:1 home winners against Drumchapel United.

After some initial sparring, a nine minute corner from Kenny McLellan saw Andy McGown out-leap everyone to guide a strong header passed the rooted Drum keeper.

The half continued in the pleasant October warmth with Burn generating several more good chances.

Burn keeper David Tait made an important save from a Drum shot after 20-minutes.

With Burn never under any real threat Drum got an equaliser on 44 minutes. A soft goal from Burn’s perspective.

Within two minutes of the restart, Drum’s ever vocal keeper was out of his box to desperately head clear as Michael Weir bore down on goal.

On 60-minutes, and numerous Burn corners, it seemed certain that there was a second coming.

Stephen Bell on the left, flicked a neat ball to Kenny McLellan, who skipped past the defence to rifle home his shot from 12 yards.

With the game opening up and Drum apparently offside, they squandered the chance for a second equaliser in part because keeper Tait had narrowed the angles.

John McGregor became defence hero heading off the line saving a certain Drum goal. In injury time, substitute McIntosh sped through for a Burn score making it 3:1.

All in all a good day at the office for Bannockburn after a challenging week. Congratulations to Andy McGown and Kenny McLellan called up to play for Scotland this week.