Salvesen and Troon had to go all the way to penalties to decide the winner of this Scottish cup tie with Troon coming out on top to progress to the fifth round draw after providing a cup cracker.
Salvesen and Troon both came through the fourth round comfortably with wins against Larkhall AFC and Rossvale FC Madrid respectively. This was a blood and guts match and offered everything you would want from a cup tie. It was a real shame that one team had to lose.
Salvesen were first to threaten when a cracking strike by Cameron McPhillips from 25 yards out smashed off the crossbar. Next it was Adam Robertson who fancied his chances when he drove into the Troon box, fighting off three defenders, but just could not get his shot away.
Salvesen were eventually rewarded for their bright start and opened the scoring in the seventh minute. Robertson timed his run perfectly to pick up the ball and drive into the box before lifting the ball over McClelland in the Troon goal. Salvesen had their tales up and John Dunbar and Daniel Mitchell both came close with headers shortly after.
Troon had a great chance to get themselves level when Louis Kerr's shot was on target, but it was well saved by Andrew Smith with Sean Ewart putting the follow up shot straight back at the keeper.
Troon did get themselves back on level terms though with 16 minutes played when Sean Ewart found the left hand corner after a fine turn and shot.
Troon should have taken the lead on the 20th minute as well when Josh Sloan found himself at the back post, but somehow he put his header wide. Troon had the momentum and felt they had a good penalty shout after Mark Brown went down in the box, but the referee waved away the Troon protests.
With Troon's opportunity missed, they were made to pay when Salvesen went ahead in this game for the second time through a bizarre goal. Waddell picked the ball up out wide right and from about 30 yards hit a ball along the ground into the box. The ball seemed to evade the Salvesen striker and the Troon keeper and find the bottom right hand corner.
This game was being played at full pelt and it was end to end stuff mixed in with some strong tackles as the half-time whistle provided some much needed rest for both teams.