Six-shot Pollok

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IT WAS all about Carlo Monti at the weekend as the striker notched up four out of the six goals for Pollok away from home.

It was more than enough to see the southside club move into round two of the Emirates Scottish Cup after Cambuslang Rangers buckled under the pressure.

With Ross Dunlop and Steven Reilly counted out due to illness and injury, it was a call-up for John Richardson and well-known Peter McMahon.

Monti was also welcomed back into the squad with Willie Sawyers warming the bench.

Monti opened his account after 17 minutes when Hepburn slipped the ball through to him and he chipped a shot over Cambuslang Rangers keeper Treacy.

His second came in the 41st minute when Ryan McArdle crossed into the box and found Carlo Monti unchecked to sidefoot the ball home.

Lok’s third came in the 46th minute of stoppage time.

A neat move from Fraser saw him chip the ball to McArdle who swept home into an unguarded net for his first Pollok goal.

Into the second half and Pollok were on the rise, unsurprisingly.

And by the 50th minute it was that man Monti again when he linked up with McQuilken and sent a lob over Treacy to grab his third and Pollok’s fourth of the match.

Soon after, Monti hooked up with Hepburn who fired on goal.

Treacy managed to block that effort, but was powerless to stop Monti’s follow through.

The final goal of the game went to substitute Jamie Docherty.

McBride took the ball at the halfway point and crossed for Docherty who controlled it well and thundered a shot past the hapless Treacy to seal the rout.