Doune Castle report:

Doune Castle – 3

Gartcosh United – 2

Lukasz Duszynski came off the bench to hit a late winner after the Castle had carelessly let slip what had seemed like an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Doune took the lead after 14 minutes.

Niall McClure directed a testing ball into the heart of the area. The ball broke to Paul Statter. He hooked a first-time volley from 20 yards high into the net to make it 1-0.

Doune deservedly extended their lead after 32 minutes.

Chris Ogilvie drove a corner from the left into the packed penalty box. The ball broke to Ryan Duncanson. He prodded a shot from 10 yards that deceived keeper Wilson and finished in the back of the net to make it 2-0.

Gartcosh pulled one back after 38 minutes. They headed a free kick from the left back across goal and into the net from 12 yards to make it 2-1.

It remained 2-1 for Doune at halftime.

Gartcosh equalised after 50 minutes with a soft goal.

A high cross towards the back post area looked certain to drift wide of the left hand post.

However, without any kind of shout to direct him, Ryan Duncanson attempted to intercept as he retreated into the area.

Unfortunately, the Castle skipper could only re-direct the ball high into his own net to make it 2-2.

Doune were stung into retaliation and piled forward. They spurned several good chances before they made the vital breakthrough after 79 minutes.

Andy Innes meandered down the right and passed to Chris Ogilvie. Ogilvie hit the byeline and drilled a low ball beyond Wilson and across the face of the goal. Lukasz Duszynski timed his late run into the box to perfection and calmly slotted home from 8 yards to make it 3-2.

Doune created several good opportunities late in the game but were unable to extend their lead.

Doune Castle: Fotheringham, Macaloney, D Innes, McClymont, Duncanson, Burns (A Innes), Statter (McGowan), McClure, Ogilvie (Burke), Graham (Duszynski), Heaver (McGowan) substitutes: Scott.