Tough Scottish Cup tie for West End

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Forfar West End are up to fifth in the East Premier League following their 4-0 thrashing of Arniston Rangers.

Graeme Hart, Matty Reynolds, Scott Fullerton and Gavin Tinley were the goalscorers on a great away day for the West End outfit.

West End have been given a home draw against high flying Super League opposition in the next round of the Scottish Cup as they’re set to welcome Kelty Hearts to Strathmore Park.

McKenzie has added three promising youngsters to his squad as Ryan Lewis and Chris Snee arrive on loan from Forfar Athletic while Paul Weir has signed a full contract.

Forfar Albion were sent out of the GA Engineering Cup by the skin of their teeth as they were beaten on penalties by Lochee United.

Albion drew 3-3 with the Super League side before the heartache of a shootout exit.

They have been drawn away to fellow North Division side Luncarty in the Scottish Cup.

Kirrie Thistle made it through to the next round of the GA Engineering Cup though as they beat league rivals Lochee Harp 1-0.

A much-needed win for Thistle came after a good show of grit and determination from the Angus side.

Lochee found the target only once in the first half but Knox got his body behind a powerful header.

Following some great hold up play by Muckersie then a cross from Barclay, McBride and Russell couldn’t convert with diving headers.

As the final whistle drew closer the game looked like going to penalties.

However Bradford received a quick throw before delivering a quality ball into Muckersie on the edge of the box.

Thistle’s Scottish Cup fate is a trip to face Thorniewood.

This week, Forfar West End are away to Oakley United, Forfar Albion visit Newburgh and Kirrie Thistle are away to Kirkcaldy YM.

In amateur news, Lowson United were unfortunate to draw 2-2 at home to Bridge of Earn.

A penalty kick was missed as Rory Crighton and Scot Fyfe got the United goals.