Edusport Academy battled to a 3-1 win over Glasgow University, progressing through to the next round of the South Regional Challenge Cup.
First half goals from Yannick Monga Ebwa and Quentin Fouley put the hosts in a commanding position at the interval. And although Steven Learmont pulled one back for Glasgow on sixty four minutes, Cederic Leandro was on hand to secure a win for Edusport whose header proved too strong for Glasgow keeper, Derick Moore.
Edusport started the brightest and made their intentions clear right from the off.
Their first chance fell inside the fifth minute after Michael Martins delivered an exquisite cross into the Glasgow box finding Monga Ebwa in space, but he couldn’t direct his header on target.
Building upon their early pressure, Edusport had another chance to take the lead but Fouley’s curled effort fell inches wide of the right hand post.
Glasgow’s defence stood firm, unwilling to submit themselves to the relentless pressure Edusport were throwing their way; that was at least until the twenty eigth minute when Monga Ebwa fired home from six yards, giving Edusport a well deserved lead.
Almost immediately after, Edusport capitalised on a shell shocked Glasgow, doubling their advantage through Fouley. Lucas Vanmeenen made a key interception high up the park before teeing up Fouley who shot low to Moore’s right.
Things would get worse for the visitors when they were reduced to ten men after Sean Dunion was dealt a straight red card for violent conduct.
The referee soon after drew the first half to a close, allowing time to reflect on a match that wasn’t short on goals or drama.