Goals from Dylan Walker and Rudy Bou sealed Kennoway Star Hearts spot in Round Three of the Scottish Cup. Ruari McQuillan pulled a goal back for Monifieth but couldn’t end their winning run.
Both teams came into the match unbeaten, with Monifieth’s first three games all ending as draws, while Kennoway top the Fife table with a 100% record.
The first chance of the game went Monifieth’s way when the ball broke for Paddy Boyle at the edge of the box, but his strike was straight at Kennoway stopper Craig Doctor.
Kennoway have had no problem in front of goal this season and took the lead after eight minutes when the ball was played into Dylan Walker, who fired a low shot past Thomas Welsh.
Lightning struck twice for the Fifers after good play down the left saw the ball worked into Rudy Bou, who found the net with a strike that Welsh could only palm into the corner after nine minutes.
Things appeared to get worse for Monifieth shortly after when Jamie Donaldson turned the ball home from a corner, but the referee disallowed the goal for a foul.
The hosts continued to battle on and halved the deficit after 21 minutes when Ruari McQuillan controlled the ball in the box and curled a shot past Doctor on the turn.
Monifieth had offered little as an attacking threat but found themselves back in the tie.
Kennoway looked more likely to find the game’s fourth goal as half time approached, and when Callum Hamilton found Walker with a long ball, it looked like they would extend their advantage, only for the forward to fire narrowly wide.