Lewis Sivewright’s hat trick fired Carnoustie Panmure into the second round of the Scottish Cup. The striker scored twice early on and put Carnoustie 4-3 ahead after a stunning Ferry fightback.
It was top league against bottom league, and Carnoustie didn’t take long to show their class as they opened the scoring after two minutes. Some quick passing saw Connor McFarlane released down the right, and he squared the ball to Lewis Sivewright, who had a simple tap in from close range.
Sivewright’s first goal was simple, while his second nine minutes later was spectacular. Matthew Younger’s headed the ball into Sivewright’s path, and he punished the Ferry defender with a stunning volley that flew past Brandon Cummings into the top corner.
Ferry had got off to a nightmare start, with their first chance coming through a Kai Meldrum free kick. The midfielder saw his low free kick pushed around the post by Samuel Black.
Shortly after, Jay Black powered his way into the Ferry box before slotting home Carnoustie’s third after 17 minutes.
Meldrum found Hari Caswell as Ferry looked for a glimmer of hope, but he was denied by Samuel Black.
The hosts did pull one back after half an hour. Lewis Mitchell’s initial effort was cleared off the line by Greg Oliphant, but the ball broke back for the Ferry man who found the net.
Ferry set up an intriguing second half when Caswell turned the ball home at the back post five minutes before half time.