MISSED penalties saw Lochore Welfare’s season come to an end in Saturday’s Consolation League Cup quarter-final tie with Glenrothes at Warout Stadium.

The Welfare really had the chance to win the tie but missed some good chances and when it went to a penalty shoot out they lost their cool.

Meanwhile on Friday night Crossgates Primrose lost on penalties to Tranent in the semis of the King Cup.

Glenrothes 1,

Lochore Welfare 1

(Glenrothes won 3-2 on penalties).

A BIT disappointment for the Welfare for they really had the opportunity to beat the Super League side.

The game started fairly even with both defences looking secure but it was Lochore who struck first in 12 minutes.

There was a good move which saw Matty Christie find Sean Johnstone and he finished it well giving the ‘keeper no chance.

The visitors continued to look lively and there were a couple of other half chances for them but in 26 minutes they were caught out when Glens’ Calderwood squared things.

The rest of the first-half saw things move pretty well for Lochore but they just could not get a second goal.

The second period saw Lochore continue to look the more likely team to get the key second goal.

Glens defended solidly through and there was not a lot of space around the home box.

At the other end Glenrothes only threatened a couple of times and were struggling to pose many problems for the Lochore defence.

Neither side managed to fashion a goal although Joe Kinninmonth went close and it was on to the penalty shoot out.

Glens saw their first taker fail and Lochore scored through Ewan Sutherland. The second Welfare kick from Scott Renton was saved and Glens netted.

The third Lochore effort from Kinninmonth was converted but numbers four and five failed with Jamie McNeish’s kick saved and Johnstone’s shot going wide and Glens scored twice to earn a place in the semis.

Welfare boss James Adam (pictured) was very disappointed not to make the semi-finals “We dominated possession for the whole game but they were eager workers and defended well.

“The opportunities were there to get through but it was not to be although it takes nothing away from a good season for us.”

So the season is over and James, reflecting on the campaign which saw the club move up to the Super League for the first timsaid: “From the late autumn onwards we produced series of good results which saw us finish in the top five to make the step-up but there is more to come from our young squad.

“Everyone has re-signed and I will be looking for a couple of experienced players to complete things.

“I know that we will be playing better sides next season but we have nothing to fear as we have come a long way over the past 12 months and the lads are getting better and better.”

Tranent 2,

Crossgates Primrose 2.

(Tranent win 6-5 on penalties).

THIS was another tight game with Crossgates giving Tranent a real run for their money.

Primrose were much the better team in the first period and they took the lead in the 23rd minute with a neat finish from Darren Aitken.

Tranent were struggling to get going and when Dale Allan added a second 11 minutes later things were looking good for Crossgates.

However, on the stroke of half-time the hosts pulled one back and it was to prove crucial.

This gave the home side a real lift and they came out for the second period looking much livelier and when they levelled things just after the hour the visiting fans feared the worse.

However, Crossgates steadied themselves and had a couple of opportunities but there were no more goals and it was into extra-time.

Still the defences stood firm and it was on to a shoot-out. The shooters on both sides were in form and it went to sudden death, where Tranent sneaked home.

Like Lochore a really good season for Crossgates and having qualified for the East of Scotland Premiership they will too be looking to add a few players for next term.

But they should look also forward with confidence to the test.