Seven of the eight league cup quarter-finalists have been determined following a dramatic Sunday in the Sunday Central Amateur Football League.
In the most anticipated tie of the round, Rutherglen Vogue got some revenge over Treble 2 for their League Cup semi final loss last season. Vogue edged a 2-1 victory to deny Treble the chance to repeat their league cup success from last season.
Vogue now switch their attentions to league duties and maintaining their lead at the top of the table, when they square off against Whitehill next week. Treble will look to bounce back against strugglers Castlemilk East.
Castlemilk Dynamo were not to be out done by their Premier league rivals and joined Vogue in the next round after seeing off familiar opposition in the form of Beechwood Athletic 5-1 at home. Both revert to league duties next week, with Dynamo having a challenging tie away at Manhattan Blacks, while Beechwood travel across the city to play Thornwood.
The other premier league side in action were not as fortunate this week. Manhattan Blacks couldn’t emulate their title rivals and were eliminated from the competition at the hands of high flying Drumchapel Thistle who ran out 2-0 winners. Thistle now go into a game with promotion rivals Haldane United. Haldane joined Thistle in the next round after another nail-biting victory, this time a dying minute winner over division rivals Eastfield Athletic.
Wellshot saw off fellow division one side Springhall Spartans with a 4-1 win, who will face off again next week in a reverse of the fixture.
In the all-division 2A clash, second place Southside Whitecart trumped leaders Cumbernauld Colts 5-2 away from home to continue their progress in the league cup. Whitecart will revisit Broadwood next week when they play Colts sister club, Cumbernauld Colts Community, while Colts face off against rivals Gartferry. Quayside joined 2A rivals SSWC in the next round, with a 5-1 hammering of third division Crownpoint United. Quayside will play familiar foes Third Lanark in the league next week, while Crownpoint will travel to take on Maryhill Cosmos.
In division one, the Queen’s Park Spiders returned to the top of the table and turn in a strong performance to run out 3-1 winners over Westercommon Star.
Spiders are now one point clear of second placed Treble but have played two more games.
Castlemilk East grabbed a vital three points in their relegation battle to close the gap on the mid table sides to just a point. Polonia made it difficult for East but remain rooted to the bottom without a win from 12 games.