This tie finally got the go ahead at the third weekend of asking at Kilwinning Sports Club, as Wolves simply overwhelmed KSC to book a safe passage to the next round. Swirling winds and driving rain were a real hindrance to both sides, and yet the visitors from Rutherglen produced a dominant display throughout to finally make the most numerous chances created.
Despite this there may have been visiting concerns at half time, as for all the opportunities created Wolves had only established a one goal advantage. The outcome would only be confirmed in the game’s closing 20 minutes as the floodgates finally opened and the visitors drove home their advantage.
Wolves set the pattern from the outset, pressing high and laying siege to Dylan Jackson’s goal. After five minutes chaos ensued in the KSC box, with defender Joe McDonald a constant danger in the box from set piece deliveries. In the ongoing scramble Kane Paton’s shot just inched narrowly wide.
The visitors’ intent was clear, with Barca penned in deep and struggling to break out. Keigan Thomas shot narrowly over after a good midfield move as Wolves continued to look the sharper, before his side opened the scoring on 14 minutes.
And it was a fine passing move. Micka Weldredge split the KSC defence asunder to put Paul Harvey clean through to beat Jackson from close range.
Three minutes later Wolves were almost further ahead as Micka Weldridge closed down a pass in midfield and burst through on goal to shoot narrowly wide. Weldridge’s runs up front continued to cause difficulties, but for all that KSC somehow remained in the game at only a goal down.
The home side’s only ray of hope came in a five minute spell running up to half time, as Fraser McQueen and Lewis Gunn’s runs got them up the pitch to gain respite, but despite this KSC struggled to create any gilt edged goal opportunities.