Kirriemuir Thistle 3 Largs Thistle 1

Thistle suffered Scottish Cup heartache at Kirriemuir on Saturday as they were knocked out of the national tournament just four months after appearing in the cup final.

Thistle had plenty of possession in this encounter but were unable to seriously test the keeper enough - and it helped to a marked degree that the home side were marshalled by ex-Aberdeen defender Kevin McNaughton.
The opening goal arrived out of the blue on 39 minutes as Ryan Cormack raced down the left wing showing a burst of speed which caught the Thistle defence unguarded.
He managed to muscle his way into the box before despatching a drilled cross on a plate for Kadella to blast into the roof of the net.
As half-time approached, Thistle looked to have gained the leveller as Scott Adam raced through the middle and around the keeper to net only to be flagged for offside.
At the start of the second half, Kadella powered home a header from Ryan Winter's searching ball into the box from a corner. 2-0.

On 54 minutes George Sewell halved the defict as he forced the ball home after a high ball into the box. See video clip above.
Kirrie's Dale Reid dodged several challenges on the left wing as he darted across goal and then turned in a rasping shot from the edge of the box which eluded McGowan's grasp to send Kirremuir flying.
Time was ticking away and the home side were reduced to ten men after defender Rori Bews was given a second yellow card with barely minutes to go so there was very little time to capitalise.
Full credit to Kirriemuir who deservedly go through to the next round at Thistle's expense. 

Largs manager Stuart Davidson said: "There are no excuses. We didn’t start well enough, and we didn’t play well enough, and we gave away cheap goals.”

LARGS: McGowan, Eardley, McMaster, Mitchell, G.Sewell, Faulds, Forbes, McBryde, Adam, McKenna, Black. Subs: Brophy, W Sewell, Love, Loudon, Lundy (GK).
Photos: Ryan Scott Photography