Fairmuir took their spot in the second round of the SYFA Scottish Cup after sealing victory over their hosts, Kinross in a very attacking display by both sides. Goals from Jamie Herron, Gregor MacAuley, Lawrie Mitchell, Sam Hodgson, Sam Pirrie and another from MacAuley within the first 37 minutes put the Dundee-based side on easy street but Lewis Caulfield pegged one back for the hosts on the stroke of half time. Craig Kemlo and Bruce Hearn scored after the break for the visitors before a mini comeback from Kinross with Cameron Donnelly, Liam Murray and Sean Cowe getting on the score sheet before Herron got his second to finish the scoring.
The visitors created the first chances with early corners but the Colts made sure everyone knew they were up for the fight as Caulfields strike was gathered at the second attempt by Elliot Smith. Lewis Bathgate in the opposite goal was then called into action making a brilliant reflex stop from Pirries header. On 18 minutes the deadlock was broken as a swift counter attack from Fairmuir let Herron get one on one with Bathgate and he calmly slotted the ball in at the keeper’s near post.
A quickfire double then took the stuffing out the hosts as MacAuley knocked in a rebound after the keeper could only parry before Mitchell squeezed in between two Kinross defenders to head home the third. Seven minutes later the lead was increased to four as Hodgson saw his volley squirm between Bathgates legs and roll into the empty net.
Another quickfire double for Fairmuir all but sealed the game when in the 35th minute Pirrie headed home from a short corner routine before two minutes later MacAuley got his second of the game as he gathered a ball down the right wing and fired past the keeper at his near post. Kinross did however go into the break on a high as a Murray corner was flicked in at the front post by Caulfield.