The sizeable Doonhamers support in the South Stand were treated to five goals at their end of the park. Unfortunately for them we managed to score the first three.
The perfect start arrived in less than two minutes when Aitken clattered Clarkson in the box.
We dominated and could have scored more than the Burns’ double which followed in seventeen and forty five minutes. The first was an unchallenged header from an
There were signs of impending trouble though. There were spells in the first half when the defence looked shaky. The understanding between
A heavy spell of snow arrived at the interval and there was some surprise that no attempt was made to clear the lines. But the skies cleared and battle was rejoined.
We almost got the fourth when good work by Clarkson ended with a ball across the face of goal. Dair was feet away from contact. But a shock was in store.
Sean O’Connor scored twice inside a five minute spell and we were faced with almost half an hour to survive defending a one goal lead. Terry Butcher later described the defending as “poor” and conceded that he was relieved to get there in the end.
But hold on we did. Bollan replaced Lasley, much to the displeasure of the home crowd and McDonald come on for a tiring Burns.
We can now look forward to another home tie in the cup, this time