The northern clubs will meet in the round of 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup

The East End host Newmachar United in the Scottish Junior Cup round of 16 next month after the two safely negotiated their second-round matches.

The End’s game with Sunnybank, which was traded to Heathryfold, ended in penalty kicks after Josh Bolton’s brace was nullified by efforts from Andrew Mutch and Mikey Taylor.

The Premier League team outscored him 6-5 on penalties.

A goal from Neil Scott, after some excellent play, and a header from Ryan Whelan accounted for Letham United.

At Glenury Park, Stonehaven ended Culter’s hopes in another tie decided on penalties. Keith Horne put Hive in front before Willie Mathers leveled, the home team advancing 6-5 on penalties.

Then there is Ellon United, who beat Bathgate Thistle 3-1 on penalties, after the tie ended 1-1 with Joey Airens on the scoresheet for United, who now travel to Dundee East Craigie in the next round.

Stoneywood Parkvale’s game with Bellshill Athletic was called off in the second half, with the visitors winning 2-1, when James Olufome of the home team suffered a suspected broken leg and there was a long wait for an ambulance.

The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 8.

Elsewhere, it was a case of what might have been if challenges from the remaining north sides failed.

Hermes lost 2-0 at Beith, Forres Thistle lost by a single goal at home to Thorniewood United, Banchory St Ternan and Rothie Rovers lost 5-1 at home to Gartcairn and Glenafton respectively and Glentanar lost heavily at Darvel.

Bridge of Don Thistle to second place in the Premier League

In the McBookie.com Premier League, a hat-trick from Sam Muirhead, James Bain (2) and Stewart Rennie gave the Bridge of Don Thistle a comfortable win at Maud, a result that lifts the Jags to second place.

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Nairn St Ninian’s recent good form continued with Liam Robinson, Robert Macdonald and Charlie Fonweban finding the net at Colony Park, for whom Jamie Brailsford scored a consolation.

Dufftown drew 1-1 with Dyce at Westburn Park, where Dean McDonald scored for the visitors.

In the Championship, both Banks O’Dee JFC and Fraserburgh United are level on points with leaders Sunnybank after away wins.

United won 3-1 at the University of Aberdeen, while Dee had Scott Milne (2), Charlie Rothnie, Josh Milne and Ewen Robertson on the scoresheet in a 5-2 triumph at Deveronside.

Adam Carter and Elijah Ogunwale scored for Cruden Bay in a 2-0 win at Islavale and Kelvin Mackenzie (2), Finlay Nicol, Jamie Davidson and Lewis Taylor scored for Burghead Thistle in a 5-2 win at Lossiemouth United.

Completing a quintet of away wins were Longside, 3-2 victors at New Elgin.

RESULTS

SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP – Second round: Banchory St Ternan 1, Gartcairn 6; Beth 2, Hermes 0; Darvel 10 (ten), Glentanar 1; East End 2, Sunnybank 2 (East End won 6-5 on penalties); Ellon United 1, Bathgate Thistle 1 (Ellon won 3-1 on penalties); Forres Cardo 0, Thorniewood United 1; Montrose Roselea 1, Shotts Bon Accord 2; Newmachar United 2, Letham 0; Rothie Rovers 1, Glenafton Athletic 5; Stonehaven 1, Culter 1 (Stonehaven won 6-5 on penalties); Stoneywood Parkvale A, Bellshill Athletic A.

McBOOKIE.com PREMIER LEAGUE – Colony Park 1, Nairn St Ninian 3; Dufftown 1, Dyce 1; Maud 0, Don Thistle Bridge 6.

McBOOKIE.com CHAMPIONSHIP – University of Aberdeen 1, Fraserburgh United 3; Denverside 2, Banks O’Dee JFC 5; Islavale 0, Cruden Bay 2; Lossiemouth United 2, Burghead Thistle 5; New Elgin 2, long side 3.

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