By Ian Hamilton
Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan was slightly frustrated that his team allowed a penalty to be awarded late on in the game as Arbroath held them to a 1-1 draw, resulting in a replay of the Scottish Cup clash.
An early goal from Dwayne Hyslop gave Talbot an early lead they needed to boost their confidence as they faced Championship side Arbroath. Talbot managed to get two shots on target as well as defending strong against their opponents, stopping them from getting a strong shot at keeper Andrew Leishman.
Talbot will have to travel north to Arbroath to replay the game for a place in the fifth round.
Manager Tommy Sloan discussed the outcome after the game saying: “I’m obviously a wee bit disappointed, not to make it over the line. I was a wee bit disappointed with what we did with the ball at times during the match. We were a wee bit hurried and we should have showed a bit more composure.
“But we got ourselves a great goal. That put us in front and we got a great chance, Graham’s chance, to go to 2-0 which would probably have won us the game; but he put it wide.
“Arbroath had two or three chances and they missed them so they are probably due a draw at the finish up. But the way it happened, I think it was a soft penalty. The referee said the boot made contact with his face so it was a high boot. That decision certainly went against us.
“I didn’t want a draw. All it makes is complications for us.”