Ardagh Glass League Cup



RAMPANT Irvine crushed Saltcoats at Victoria Park to chalk up their second successive cup victory.

The hosts dominated from the off and took the lead in just two-and-a-half minutes when Kevin Adam slipped through a pass to David Adams, who slid a shot beyond former Irvine goalie Jim Catterson.

They doubled their advantage in 29 minutes when Adams surged into the box and sent an 18-yard shot into the top corner of the net.

Goal number three came 11 minutes later when David "Harpo" Smith crossed into the box for Adams to slot home and complete his hat-trick. On the hour, Sean Mears crossed for Smith to crash the ball home.

Then with 10 minutes remaining, Irvine were awarded a penalty-kick when Smith was upended inside the six-yard box and Adam converted from the spot.

IRVINE VICTORIA: McLaren; Bonner, Young, Wood, Smith, Craig, Wilson, Mears, Adam, Adams. Subs: Burt, Anderson, McNab.

Irvine defeated Darvel 3-2 away on Wednesday, with goals from Sean Mears, Dylan Hamilton and David Adam (penalty).