East Kilbride 2-1 Stenhousemuir: Billy Ogilvie to wax lyrical about win

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at K-Park
Jack Smith scores for East Kilbride against Stenhousemuir
Jack Smith scores the extra-time winner in East Kilbride's 2-1 win over Stenhousemuir

Manager Billy Ogilvie intends to make the most of recounting East Kilbride's achievement in reaching the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

The Lowland League outfit stunned Scottish League One Stenhousemuir in Saturday's replay.

And Glasgow taxi driver Ogilvie admits his passengers can expect to hear every detail of the triumph.

"I think they will and some of them might get a free ride into the city centre," Ogilvie told BBC Scotland.

"All my colleagues are wishing me well so it's terrific for the club. We're in our infancy but striding and improving all the time."

The 2-1 victory after extra-time, watched by 488 people in South Lanarkshire, sparked a mini-pitch invasion at the final whistle.

'Just unbelievable'

Ogilvie's men will have a home tie against either Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale or Huntly in the next round, with those latter two sides due to meet in a replay on Monday evening.

But Ogilvie, who is assisted by former Queen's Park manager Gardner Speirs, has no real preference about who they will face to try and secure a place in the last 16.

"It's an even game there and it will be an even game with us, hopefully with us having a wee advantage with the game being at home," he said.

East Kilbride manager Billy Ogilvie
Ogilvie hopes home advantage will give East Kilbride the edge in round four

"I'll certainly not be calling us favourites or anything like that; it's just terrific to be at home.

"It is a real friendly community spirit that we're building here at East Kilbride. Some of the boys that came on to the pitch are our under-14s and they were banging a drum; there was grandparents - everything.

"It was terrific and we're so, so pleased. To get into the last 32 of the Scottish Cup is just unbelievable."

Jack Smith was East Kilbride's goal hero on Saturday, clinching the winner in the 101st minute at K-Park, where an artificial surface meant it was one of the few games that survived the extreme weather conditions caused by Storm Desmond.

"Both teams tried their utmost to play football and it was very difficult," added Ogilvie.

"I don't think any other two teams could've done any better than that to put a spectacle on.

"I must admit that when I shook hands with [Stenhousemuir manager] Brown Ferguson, he did say that he thought we deserved it over the two games and that was very commendable of him.

"In the first game we got the ball down so well, scored two terrific goals and should have scored more but they came back really strong.

"Today, they came back again but we defended resolutely and learned from last week."