Saturday’s Only Sport Scottish Amateur Cup Second Round was devoid of any major surprises. Almost all the well-known clubs made it through to Round 3. Bannockburn (Scottish Premier AFA) and Drumchapel (Caledonian League) even enjoyed the luxury of a Walkover as their scheduled opponents withdrew from the competition.

As was anticipated, last week’s storms struck hard, with a total of 19 postponements, mostly in the East and North of the country. Holders, Cupar Hearts (Kingdom of Fife AFA) were among those affected. Stirling-based Beechwood (Stirling & District AFA) were forced to call off their tie.

The Round produced 6 drawn games, with those replays joining the postponed ties to ensure another busy Saturday next week.

As is often the case in the early rounds, there were a number of high-scoring wins.

Much-fancied Castlemilk OBC (Scottish Premier AFA) romped to an 10-0 win over Dollar Glen (Stirling & District AFA). Breadalbane (Perthshire AFA) dismissed Dundee Saturday Morning side, Kelso Amateurs 11-0. Rhu Amateurs (Caledonian League) top-scored, overwhelming Perthshire’s Kinnoull Reds 14-1. EK RR continued their recent good form in the Scottish, winning 9-0 away to Clydebank Red Star (Glasgow Colleges AFA). Craigroyston (Lothian & Edinburgh AFA) won 11-3 away to Southside Athletic (Saturday Morning AFA).

St Joseph’s (Caledonian League) and New Farm Loch (Ayrshire AFA) both had 8-0 home wins against Johnstone Burgh (Greater Glasgow AFA) and Newburgh Thistle (Aberdeenshire AFA) respectively. Another Aberdeenshire side, Cowie Thistle fared much better, winning 10-1 away to Eddlewood (Scottish Premier AFA).

It was a good day for former winners. Shortlees (Ayrshire AFA) won emphatically by 6-0 against East Kilbride Dynamo, another Glasgow Colleges side. Lothian & Edinburgh’s Tollcross Thistle won 4-0 versus Campsie (Stirling & District AFA). Giffnock North (Caledonian League) edged a 7-goal thriller, winning 4-3 away to Troon Dundonald (Ayrshire AFA).

Steins Thistle, last year’s Runners-Up, progressed courtesy of a strong 4-1 win over The Swifts (Kingdom of Fife AFA). Doune Castle (Caledonian League) defeated the similarly-sounding Jeanfield Swifts (Perthshire AFA) 3-1 away. Sandys, another Lothian & Edinburgh side in good form, had an impressive away win, defeating Hawick United 7-2.

One noticeable feature of this year’s tournament has been the number of Under-21 sides taking part, some the younger branch of their club’s senior side.

Yesterday produced a unique ‘club clash’ between Caledonian League teams Stenhousemuir Community and East Kilbride YM, with the Stirlingshire club hosting both games. Stenhousemuir Community defeated East Kilbride YM 21’s 7-0. The YM’s senior team, however, made sure it was ‘honours even’ triumphing 3-1 against Stenhousemuir Community 21’s.

So, perhaps a day of few surprises, but another eventful Round as the Hampden dream continues for everyone left in the competition